Limnodynastes convexiusculus (Macleay, 1878)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Myobatrachoidea > Family: Limnodynastidae > Genus: Limnodynastes > Species: Limnodynastes convexiusculus

Ranaster convexiusculus Macleay, 1878, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales, 2: 135. Type(s): Not traced; reported as in the QM by Fry, 1913, Mem. Queensland Mus., 2: 46,and Goldman, Hill, and Stanbury, 1969, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales, 93: 429 this discussed and rejected by Covacevich, 1971, Mem. Queensland Mus., 16: 51; presumed lost by Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 17. Type locality: "Katow", Papua New Guinea; given as "Mawatta, Binaturi River, near Daru, Papua New Guinea (as Katow)" by Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 17.

Limnodynastes olivaceus De Vis, 1884, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales, 9: 66. Holotype: Not stated; BMNH 1947.2.18.78 (formerly 95.9.2.25) according to Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 17. Type locality: "Mackay", Queensland, Australia. Synonymy with Limnodynastes tasmaniensis by Loveridge, 1935, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 78: 7; with Limnodynastes convexiusculus by Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 17. Recognized; without discussion, by Wells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 3.

Phanerotis novae-guineae Van Kampen, 1909, Nova Guinea, 9: 36. Syntypes: 5 specimens, all formerly in MZB, now AMS R6693 (according to Cogger, 1979, Rec. Aust. Mus., 32: 171), ZMA 5874 and FMNH (according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 59), according to Van Tuijl, 1995, Bull. Zool. Mus. Univ. Amsterdam, 14: 128, also MCZ and MZB Amph. 223 according to Iskandar and Mumpuni, 2003 "2002", Hamadryad, 27: 125, who discussed the distribution of the former syntypes. Type locality: "Merauke", Irian Jaya (New Guinea), Indonesia. Synonymy by Fry, 1913, Mem. Queensland Mus., 2: 47; Nieden, 1923, Das Tierreich, 46: 535.

Limnodynastes convexiusculusParker, 1940, Novit. Zool., 42: 54.

Ranaster convexiusculusWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 4.

Ranaster olivaceusWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 4.

English Names

Marbled Frog (Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 60; Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 223; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 176; Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 63; Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 62; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 86).

Convex Southern Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 104).

Australian Marbled Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 94; Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 63).

Garden Frog (Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 63).

Tropical Garden Frog (Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 63).

Distribution

Dry seasonal dry woodlands of southern New Guinea between Doak (Frederik Hendrik) Island and Wimpim near the mouth of the Fly River, also on Daru Island; northern tropical Australia from northeastern Western Australia to Queensland, Australia.

Comment

See account by Davies and Watson, 1994, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 118: 149-169. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 62-63, provided a brief account for New Guinea. See account for Western Australia by Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 62. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 86-87.

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