Neobatrachus pictus Peters, 1863

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Myobatrachoidea > Family: Limnodynastidae > Genus: Neobatrachus > Species: Neobatrachus pictus

Neobatrachus pictus Peters, 1863, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1863: 235. Syntypes: ZMB 4725-26 (see Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 22, for discussion of confusion surrounding types). ZMB 4726 designated lectotype by Bauer, Günther, and Robeck, 1996, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 72: 269. Type locality: "Buchsfelde [=Loos, 4.5 km W Gawler] bei Adelaide in Südaustralien", Australia.

Neobatrachus fictusKrefft, 1865, Pap. Proc. R. Soc. Tasmania, 1865: 17. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Heleioporus pictusBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 272.

Helioporus pictusNieden, 1923, Das Tierreich, 46: 527. Waite, 1929, Rept. Amph. S. Aust.: 249.

Neobatrachus pictusRoberts, 1978, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 102: 97.

English Names

Painted Frog (Waite, 1929, Rept. Amph. S. Aust.: 249; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 222; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 92).

Painted Stubby Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 95).

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

Spotted Burrowing Frog (Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 183; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 104).

Spadefoot Toad (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 104).

Distribution

Southeastern South Australia and adjacent southwestern Victoria, with one record in extreme southwestern New South Wales, Australia.

Comment

Roberts, 1978, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 102: 97, rediagnosed this species, which has been considered a synonym of Heleioporus eyrei by Loveridge, 1935, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 78: 7. Tyler, 1978, Amph. S. Aust.: 71-73. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 92-93.

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