Pseudophryne bibronii Günther, 1859

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Myobatrachoidea > Family: Myobatrachidae > Genus: Pseudophryne > Species: Pseudophryne bibronii

Pseudophryne bibronii Günther, 1859 "1858", Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus.: 46. Syntypes: Including BMNH 1936.12.3.131, this specimen is also a cotype of Pseudophryne guentheri, remaining cotypes lost or destroyed, according to Parker, 1940, Novit. Zool., 42: 104. Renumbered as BMNH 1947.2.20.20 according to Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 25, and M.J. Tyler in Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 404. Type locality: Australia; van Diemen's Land [= Tasmania].

Pseudophryne australis forma bibroniAndersson, 1916, K. Svensk. Vetensk. Akad. Handl., 52: 9, 12. Arrangement not subsequently addressed by authors.

English Names

Brown Toadlet (Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 240; Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 76; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 95; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 267).

Bibron's Toadlet (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 267; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 134).

Distribution

Southern and eastern Australia from southeastern corner of Queensland along the east coast of New South Wale, and into central Victoria and South Australia (including Kangaroo Island), 20-1000 m elevation.

Comment

See Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 25, for discussion of nomenclatural confusion with Pseudophryne guentheri. It seems that a neotype designation for this taxon is needed (DRF). See Tyler, 1978, Amph. S. Aust.: 50-53, for account. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 134-135.

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