Taudactylus diurnus Straughan and Lee, 1966

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Myobatrachoidea > Family: Myobatrachidae > Genus: Taudactylus > Species: Taudactylus diurnus

Taudactylus diurnus Straughan and Lee, 1966, Proc. R. Soc. Queensland, 77: 63. Holotype: QM J13398, by original designation. Type locality: "Green's Falls, Maiala National Park, Mt. Glorious, Queensland", Australia.

English Names

Mount Glorious Torrent Frog (Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 81; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 105; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 95; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 253; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 140).

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

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

Distribution

Subcoastal mountain ranges of extreme southeastern Queensland, Australia, 300-800 m elevation.

Comment

Likely extinct (see Couper, 1992, Wildl. Aust., 1992: 11-12). See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 138, who regarded the species as extinct. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 140-141. See Ellis, Doughty, and Roberts, 2017, Rec. W. Aust. Mus., 32: 17, for comments on the type series.  

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