Australasian tree frogs are found in Australia, New Guinea and the surrounding islands. The number of species is currently believed to be around 150, however, this estimate is continually growing as new species are discovered. There is enormous variation in the colour, size, behaviour and habitat of these tree frogs. For example, some species are almost incapable of climbing, yet others rarely leave the trees.
Scientific name: Litoria
Will an unidentified tree frog turn out to be a new species?
While out on a collecting trip, George McGavin finds a small brown frog on a leaf. He collects and takes it back to camp for identification. Frog expert, Alan, identifies it as a tree frog, and thinks that it's either a new species, or on its way to being a new species.
The shading illustrates the diversity of this group - the darker the colour the greater the number of species. Data provided by WWF's Wildfinder.
The Australasian tree frogs can be found in a number of locations including: Australia. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.
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