Litoria coplandi (Tyler, 1968)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pelodryadidae > Subfamily: Litoriinae > Genus: Litoria > Species: Litoria coplandi

Hyla coplandi Tyler, 1968, Rec. S. Aust. Mus., 15: 716. Holotype: WAM R13722G, by original designation. Type locality: "Inverway Station, Northern Territory", Australia.

Litoria coplandiTyler, 1971, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 19: 352.

Pengilleyia coplandiWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 6.

English Names

Saxicoline Tree Frog (Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 92; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 62).

Copland's Rock Frog (Tyler, Smith, and Johnstone, 1984, Frogs W. Aust.: 65; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 62; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 145; Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 62; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 50).

Sandstone Frog (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 222; Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 62).

Saxicoline Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 59; Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 62).

Rocky River Frog (Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 62).

Rock Frog (Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 72).

Distribution

Northwestern Western Australia and tropical Northern Territory and extending into Queensland, Australia.

Comment

In the Litoria coplandi group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 22. See Tyler, 1968, Rec. S. Aust. Mus., 15: 711–727, who sorted out the syntypes of Litoria watjulumensis, which included some syntypes of this species. See account by Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 72. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 50–51. See Ellis, Doughty, and Roberts, 2017, Rec. W. Aust. Mus., 32: 21–22, for comments on the type series.  

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