Rheobatrachus silus Liem, 1973

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Myobatrachoidea > Family: Myobatrachidae > Genus: Rheobatrachus > Species: Rheobatrachus silus

Rheobatrachus silus Liem, 1973, Mem. Queensland Mus., 16: 467. Holotype: QM J22489, by original designation. Type locality: "Kondalilla, 3 km SW. Montville, SE. Queensland, Australia, 500 m above sea level".

English Names

Gastric Brooding Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 105).

Platypus Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 105; CITES).

Conondale Gastric-brooding Frog (CITES).

Southern Platypusfrog (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 223).

Southern Gastric Brooding Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 95; CITES; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 351; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 128).

Southern Platypus Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 351).

Distribution

Rocky mountain streams in the Conondale and Blackall ranges in southeastern Queensland, Australia.

Comment

Reviewed by Tyler, 1983, Gastric-brooding Frog. Thought to be extinct (see Couper, 1992, Wildl. Aust., 1992: 11-12. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 143, who regarded the species as extinct. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 128-129.

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