AmphibiaWeb - Litoria revelata


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Litoria revelata Ingram, Corben & Hosmer, 1982
Whirring Tree Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Pelodryadinae
genus: Litoria
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).
Litoria revelata
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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Least Concern (LC)
National Status None
Regional Status None


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Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia

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Three populations. Atherton Tablelands in north-eastern Queensland, Clarke Range inmid- eastern Queensland and from Mount Tamborine (Southeast Queensland) to Ballina north- eastern New South Wales. The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 190000 km2 Locally abundant. No information on population size and structure. No declines recorded.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
From coastal swamps and ponds to montane rainforests. Spring and summer breeder. Breeds in still water (swamps and ponds) where males call from reeds and grasses around or in water.

Trends and Threats
No declines recorded and extent of occurrence > 20,000km2.

Some sites continue to be disturbed through clearing, timber harvesting and associated activities and cattle grazing. Although the species is quite frequently detected in disturbed sites, like farm dams, the viability of these populations is unknown as are the impacts of disturbance on the species.

Conservation Measures
Listed as rare in Queensland and protected in SEQ where some of its habitat occurs in Lamington National Park.


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. (1992). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. Reed Books, New South Wales.

Originally submitted by: Jean-Marc Hero et. al. (first posted 2002-04-05)
Edited by: Ambika Sopory (2008-09-18)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Litoria revelata: Whirring Tree Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jun 15, 2024.

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