Litoria piperata Tyler & Davies, 1985:145

Peppered tree frog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonyms: Dryopsophus piperatus Tyler & Davies, 1985:145; Ranoidea piperata Tyler & Davies, 1985:145


Conservation Status


Last record: 1973

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



New South Wales, Australia


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: AM R37608


AM R36366
AM R37581 to 607
AM R37609 to 39

Note: see (Shea & Sadlier, 1999:8) for a fuller account.






Original scientific description:

Tyler, M. J. and Davies, M. (1985). A new species of Litoria (Anura: Hylidae) from New South Wales, Australia. Copeia 1985(1): 145-149.


Other references:

Barker, J., Grigg, G. and Tyler, M. 1995. A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty and Sons Pty Ltd, New South Wales.

Cutajar, Timothy P., Portway, Christopher D., Gillard, Grace L. and Rowley, Jodi J. L. (2022). Australian Frog Atlas: Species’ Distribution Maps Informed by the FrogID Dataset. Technical Reports of the Australian Museum Online 36: 1-48.

Donnellan, S.C., McGuigan, K., Knowles, R., Mahony, M. and Moritz, C. (1999). Genetic evidence for species boundaries in frogs of the Litoria citropa species-group (Anura: Hylidae). Australian Journal of Zoology 1999: 275-293.

Gillespie, G. and Hines, H.B. 1999. Status of Temperate Riverine Frogs in South-Eastern Australia. In: Campbell, A. (ed.), Declines and Disappearances of Australian Frogs, pp. 109-130. Environment Australia, Canberra.

Heatwole, H., de Bavay, J., Webber, P. and Webb, G. 1995. Faunal survey of New England. IV. The frogs. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum: 229-249.

Mahony, M., Knowles, R. and Patterson, L. (1997). Peppered Tree Frog Litoria piperata. In: Ehmann, H. (ed.), Threatened Frogs of New South Wales: Habitats, Status and Conservation, pp. 182-187. Frog and Tadpole Study Group of New South Wales, Sydney South, Australia.

Portway, Christopher D. et al. (2020). First Evidence of the Amphibian Chytrid Fungus Likely Driving Dramatic Frog Community Changes on the New England Tablelands of Eastern Australia. Herpetological Review 51(2): 247-251.

Regalado, Pedro Galán. (2015). Los Anfibios y Reptiles Extinguidos: Herpetofauna Desaparecida Desde el Año 1500. Monografías de la Universidade da Coruña 155: 1-509.

Shea, Glenn M. & Sadlier, Ross A. (1999). A catalogue of the non-fossil amphibian and reptile type specimens in the collection of the Australian Museum: types currently, previously and purportedly present. Technical Reports of the Australian Museum 15: 1-91.

Tyler, M.J. 1997. The Action Plan for Australian Frogs. Wildlife Australia, Canberra.


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