Limnodynastes depressus Tyler, 1976

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

Limnodynastes depressus Tyler, 1976, Rec. W. Aust. Mus., 4: 50. Holotype: WAM R43896, by original designation. Type locality: "near the former site of the Argyle Downs homestead, Ord River, Western Australia (now submerged by Lake Argyle)".

English Names

Lake Argyle Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 94).

Flat-headed Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 178; Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 63; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 82).

Distribution

Kimberley Region of northeastern Western Australia in the vicinity of Kununurra and Lissadell Station into the Northern Territory from the Keep River to the Bradshaw Country.

Comment

Species redescribed and rediagnosed by Davies and Burton, 2000, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 124: 141-150. See account by Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 63. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 82-83. See Ellis, Doughty, and Roberts, 2017, Rec. W. Aust. Mus., 32: 7, for comments on the type series. 

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