The Australian Green Tree Frog (Ranoidea caerulea, formerly Litoria caerulea) is found in a wide variety of habitats, including human dwellings, especially where they encroach into their habitats.

A popular Aussie icon, the Aussie green tree frog, is often pictured as a bright green and happy-looking frogs and are widely distributed across much of Australia.

Common name
Australian Green Tree Frog, Green Tree Frog, White’s Tree Frog, Dumpy Tree Frog, Common Green Tree Frog.


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Amphibia
  • Order: Anura
  • Family: Pelodryadidae
  • Genus: Ranoidea
  • Species: R. caerulea
  • Binomial name: Ranoidea caerulea

    formerly Litoria caerulea

So this means now most Australian hylids (or pelodryadids) will be in the genus Litoria or the genus Ranoidea (plus two Australian species currently placed in Nyctimystes). So no longer is the dwarf tree frog in the same genus as the green frog (which are now Litoria fallax and Ranoidea caerulea respectively)…

Source: The Frog and Tadpole Study Group of New South Wales Inc (FATS), April 20, 2017, author Grant1

Footnote & References

  1. The Frog and Tadpole Study Group of New South Wales Inc (FATS), April 20, 2017, https://www.facebook.com/groups/FATSNSW/permalink/1470981209619592/