Litoria becki (Loveridge, 1945)
Beck's tree frog
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).
Coloration: The dorsal skin is dark green and brown, and usually coarse, especially on the eyelids and the head. The ventral surface is usually colored with streaks or patches of dark pigments. Nasal cavities are small and widely separated (Tyler and Davis 1978).
Color in Preservation: Color in preservative is a lead color on the dorsum. A white patch is present on the upper lip beneath the eye. The venter is dusky brown or grayish (Loveridge 1945).
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Papua New Guinea
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Trends and Threats
Possible reasons for amphibian decline
Loveridge, Arthur (1945). ''New Tree Frogs of the Genera Hyla and Nyctimystes from New Guinea.'' Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 58, 53-58.
Richards, S. J. (2007). A Rapid Biodiversity Assessment of the Kaijende Highlands, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea. RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 45. Conservation International, Arlington, VA.
Richards, S., Parker, F. (2004). ''Litoria becki''. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 16 November 2011.
Tyler, M.J. and Davies, M. (1977). ''Species-groups within the Australopapuan hylid frog genus Litoria Tschudi.'' Australian Journal of Zoology Supplementary Series, 63, 1-47.
Originally submitted by: Tania Pollak (first posted 2010-06-24)
Edited by: Brent Nguyen, Michelle S. Koo (2012-02-14)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2012 Litoria becki: Beck's tree frog <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/1221> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jun 4, 2023.
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