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.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Mahony et al., 2001, Rec. Aust. Mus. 53(1): 37–48
Author
Michael Mahony; Ross Knowles; R. R. Forster; Stephen Donnellan
Year
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
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