Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Australia
Northern Queensland coastline between Cooktown and Townsville.
The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 19600 km2
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Confined to dense rainforest where it lives in the tree canopy and descends to the ground only
to breed. Emerges after heavy rain.
Details of breeding are unknown but are believed to be similar to the very closely related Litoria
Trends and Threats
No known declines.
In the past loss of habitat from logging was a threat. Now habitat degradation due to tourism in
northern Queenslands rainforest is more a threat.
Protected within the National Parks in the Wet Tropics.
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.
Davies, M., McDonald, K.R., and Adams, M. (1986). ''A new species of green tree frog (Anura: Hylidae) from Queensland, Australia.'' Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 98(2), 63-71.
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 xanthomera: Orange-thighed Frog <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/1321> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Mar 26, 2023.
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