Pearson's green tree frog

species of amphibian

Pearson's green tree frog, Pearson's tree frog, the mountain stream tree frog, cascade tree frog or Cedar Creek tree frog (Ranoidea pearsoniana) is a frog from Australia.[3] It lives in Queensland and New South Wales, from 200 to 1000 metres above sea level.[2][4]

Cascade tree frog
Litoria pearsoniana 3.JPG
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Clade: Ranoidea
R. pearsoniana
Binomial name
Ranoidea pearsoniana
(Copland, 1961)
Litoria pearsoniana range.PNG
  • Hyla pearsoni (Copland, 1960)
  • Hyla pearsoniana (Copland, 1961)
  • Litoria pearsoni (Tyler, 1971) Litoria pearsoniana
  • (Barker and Grigg, 1977) Dryopsophus pearsoniana
  • (Wells and Wellington, 1985) Dryopsophus pearsonianus
  • (Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016)
  • Ranoidea pearsoniana (Dubois and Frétey, 2016)

This frog lives in forests where the trees are close together. It lives in fast-flowing streams in the forest. It hides under rocks during the day and looks for food at night. The females lay eggs in pools where the water does not flow fast, 360-730 at a time. The eggs stick to the undersides of rocks or to plants or to the bottom of the pool. The tadpoles become frogs after 2 to 2.5 months.[4]


  1. Jean-Marc Hero; Ed Mayer; John Clarke (2004). "Litoria pearsoniana". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. p. e.T12150A3327061. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T12150A3327061.en. Retrieved September 24, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Ranoidea pearsoniana (Copland, 1961)". American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved September 24, 2020.
  3. "Litoria pearsoniana: Pearson's Tree Frog". Frogs of Australia. Retrieved September 24, 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 J.M. Hero (April 5, 2002). "Litoria pearsoniana: Cascade Tree Frog". Amphibiaweb. Retrieved September 24, 2020. Unknown parameter |displayauthors= ignored (help)