Limnodynastes dorsalis (Gray, 1841)

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

Cystignathus dorsalis Gray, 1841, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 1, 7: 91. Holotype: Not stated although noted by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 261; BMNH 1947.2.19.7 (formerly 41.(2).212) by museum records according to Parker, 1940, Novit. Zool., 42: 45, Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 17, and M.J. Tyler IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 396. Type locality: "Western Australia".

Wagleria dorsalisGirard, 1853, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 6: 421.

Limnodynastes dorsalisGünther, 1859 "1858", Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus.: 32.

Borborocoetes dorsalisCope, 1866, J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, Ser. 2, 6: 94, by implication.

Limnodynastes dorsalis var. typica Fry, 1913, Rec. Aust. Mus., 10: 24.

Limnodynastes dorsalis dorsalisLoveridge, 1935, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 78: 21.

Platyplectrum dorsalisWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 3. Disagreement in gender.

English Names

Western Banjo Frog (Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 61; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 104; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 94; Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 64; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 88; Bush, Maryan, Browne-Cooper, and Robinson, 2010, Field Guide Rept. Amph. Perth Region, 2nd Ed.: 39).

Sand Frog (Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 187; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 104; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 178).

Pobblebonk (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 104; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 178).

Banjo Frog (Tyler, Smith, and Johnstone, 1984, Frogs W. Aust.: 58).

Bullfrog (Tyler, Smith, and Johnstone, 1984, Frogs W. Aust.: 58; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 104; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 178).

Distribution

Southwestern Western Australia from the Lower Murchison River south and east to almost Wattle Camp; inland to Galena, Moorine Rock, Lake Cronin, Peak Charles, and Coragina Rock.

Comment

Prior to the revision of Martin, 1972, Aust. J. Zool., 20: 170, Limnodynastes dumerili was included in the synonymy of this species. See account by Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 64. See brief accounts by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 88-89, and Bush, Maryan, Browne-Cooper, and Robinson, 2010, Field Guide Rept. Amph. Perth Region, 2nd Ed.: 39.

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