Litoria brevipalmata Tyler, Martin & Watson, 1972
Taxonomic Notes: Following the Australian Society of Herpetology, AmphibiaWeb uses Litoria instead of Ranoidea or Dryopsophus (contrary to Dubois and Fretey 2016 and Duellman et al 2016).
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Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia
L. brevipalmata is most commonly found in ephemeral or semi-permanent water bodies within wetter forests and swamps. The species is also known to breed in flooded paddocks or temporary waterholes bordering rainforest or open woodland. Typically these frogs display a preference for low shrubs and leaf litter as sheltering sites.
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Trends and Threats
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Barker, J., Grigg, G. C., and Tyler, M. J. (1995). A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty and Sons, New South Wales.
Cogger, H. G. (1996). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. Reed Books Australia, Port Melbourne.
Hines, H., Mahony, M. and McDonald, K. (1999). ''An assessment of frog declines in wet subtropical Australia.'' Declines and Disappearances of Australian Frogs. A. Campbell, eds., Environment Australia, Canberra, 44-63.
Lemckert, F., and Slatyer, C. (2002). ''Short-term movements and habitat use by the threatened Green-thighed Frog Litoria brevipalmata (Anura: Hylidae) in mid-coastal New South Wales.'' The Australian Zoologist, 32, 56-61.
Natrass, A.E.O. and Ingram, G.J. (1993). ''New records of the rare Green-Thighed Frog.'' Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 33(1), 348.
Originally submitted by: Jean-Marc Hero et. al. (first posted 2002-04-05)
Edited by: Ambika Sopory, Jean-Marc Hero, F. Lemckert (2008-09-16)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Litoria brevipalmata: Green-thighed Frog <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/1224> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jun 6, 2023.
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