Australian Museum Journal Systematics of the Litoria citropa (Anura: Hylidae) complex in northern New South Wales and southern Queensland, Australia, with the description of a new species

Shortform:
Mahony et al., 2001, Rec. Aust. Mus. 53(1): 37–48
Author(s):
Mahony, Michael; Knowles, Ross; Forster, R. R.; Donnellan, Stephen
Year published:
2001
Title:
Systematics of the Litoria citropa (Anura: Hylidae) complex in northern New South Wales and southern Queensland, Australia, with the description of a new species
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
53
Issue:
1
Start page:
37
End page:
48
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.53.2001.1322
Language:
English
Date published:
09 May 2001
Cover date:
09 May 2001
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
09 May 2001
Available online:
09 May 2001
Reference number:
1322
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (9kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (247kb PDF)

Abstract

We describe a new hylid frog, Litoria daviesae n.sp., from the highlands of mid-eastern New South Wales, Australia. The new species was formerly included in L. subglandulosa, from which it is now distinguished by allozyme and mitochondrial DNA profiles, colour and adult size. The geographic ranges of both species include several widely spaced conservation reserves. The conservation status of L. subglandulosa requires further investigation in the light of recent reported declines. Litoria daviesae n.sp. occurs in a series of apparently disjunct populations above 400 m altitude along the eastern escarpment and adjacent tablelands of the Great Dividing Range. The larvae of L. daviesae n.sp. occur in permanent streams and the adults are closely associated with the riparian zone.