Uperoleia trachyderma Tyler, Davies, and Martin, 1981

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

Uperoleia trachyderma Tyler, Davies, and Martin, 1981, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 105: 149. Holotype: SAMA R20374, by original designation. Type locality: "Newcastle Creek floodplain at the George Redman Causeway (17° 14′ S; 133° 28′ E), 37 km N of Elliot, N[orthern]. T[erritory].", Australia.

English Names

Orange-shouldered Gungan (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 223).

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

Blacksoil Toadlet (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 343; Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 132; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 152).

Distribution

Eastern portion of the Northern Deserts region: from approximately Cloncurry, Queensland, to east of Daly Waters, Northern Territory, Australia. 

Comment

See Tyler, Davies, and Martin, 1983, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 107: 241, and Davies, McDonald, and Corben, 1986, Proc. R. Soc. Victoria, 98: 163, for supplementary data on distribution. See account by Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 132. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 152-153. Catullo, Lanfear, Doughty, and Keogh, 2014, J. Biogeograph., 41: 659–672, suggested on the basis of molecular data, acoustics, and morphology that this species is composed of two cryptics species. Subsequently, Catullo, Doughty, and Keogh, 2014, Zootaxa, 3753: 255–258, revised the diagnosis and distribution and named a formerly cryptic species, Uperoleia stridera, from within the former range. 

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