Limnodynastes lignarius (Tyler, Martin, and Davies, 1979)

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

Megistolotis lignarius Tyler, Martin, and Davies, 1979, Aust. J. Zool., 27: 137. Holotype: WAM R58299, by original designation. Type locality: "adjacent to the Lake Argyle-Kununurra road, 6.5 km N. of Lake Argyle Tourist Village, Lake Argyle, Kimberley Division, Western Australia".

Limnodynastes lignariusSchäuble, Moritz, and Slade, 2000, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 16: 379.

English Names

Flat-headed Toadlet (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 94).

Woodworker Frog (Tyler, Smith, and Johnstone, 1984, Frogs W. Aust.: 78; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 104; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 201; Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 63; Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 65; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 86).

Carpenter Frog (Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 63; Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 65).

Big-eared Rock Frog (Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 63).

Distribution

Northeastern Western Australia from Kalumburu to the vicinity of Lake Argyle, and then further northeast as far as the foot of the Arnhem Land escarpment in the Northern Territory, Australia.

Comment

See accounts (as Megistolotis lignarius) by Davies and Watson, 1994, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 118: 149-169, and Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2, and (as Limnodynastes lignarius) by Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 65. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 86-87. Anstis, Rowley, and Altig, 2016, Zootaxa, 4126: 146–150, reported on larval morphology (as Litoria dahlii). See Ellis, Doughty, and Roberts, 2017, Rec. W. Aust. Mus., 32: 7–8, for comments on the type series. 

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