Uperoleia talpa Tyler, Davies, and Martin, 1981

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Myobatrachoidea > Family: Myobatrachidae > Genus: Uperoleia > Species: Uperoleia talpa

Uperoleia talpa Tyler, Davies, and Martin, 1981, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 29 (79): 32. Holotype: WAM R62472, by original designation. Type locality: "24 km south of Derby (17° 37′ S, 123° 36′ E)", Western Australia.

English Names

Plains Toadlet (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 96).

Mole Toadlet (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 341; Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 131; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 154; Catullo, Doughty, Roberts, and Keogh, 2011, Zootaxa, 2902: 21).

Distribution

Fitzroy River region near Broome and Derby, with recent records extending east as far as Fitzroy Crossing; south along Dampierland, a grassland between the Indian Ocean and the Great Sandy Desert, and in the eastern Roebourne Plain of the Pilbara region, Western Australia.

Comment

Redefined by Davies and Martin, 1988, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 112: 87. See account by Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 131. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 154–155. See account by Catullo, Doughty, Roberts, and Keogh, 2011, Zootaxa, 2902: 21–23. See Ellis, Doughty, and Roberts, 2017, Rec. W. Aust. Mus., 32: 19–20, for comments on the type series.  

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