Litoria fallax (Peters, 1880)

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

Hylomantis fallax Peters, 1880, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1880: 224. Syntypes: ZMB 5887 (2 specimens), 5925 (2 specimens), 6633 (2 specimens), 6517, 9650, according to Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 43, listed only ZMB 5928 as a type (lectotype by implication); Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 118, only listed ZMB 5925 (2 specimens) as syntypes. Type locality: "Port Bowen [= Port Clinton], MacKay, und Rockhampton", Queensland, Australia.

Hyla bicolor glauerti Copland, 1957, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales, 82: 16. Holotype: A. Copland 124 by original designation; now AMS R18585 according to Shea and Sadlier, 1999, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus., 15: 4. Type locality: "Colo, near Sydney, N[ew]. S[outh]. W[ales].", Australia. Synonymy by Cogger and Lindner, 1974, in Frith and Calaby (eds.), Fauna Survey Port Essington District: 67.

Hyla glauertiStraughan, 1969, Proc. R. Soc. Queensland, 80: 51.

Litoria glauertiTyler, 1971, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 19: 353.

Litoria fallaxCogger and Lindner, 1974, in Frith and Calaby (eds.), Fauna Survey Port Essington District: 66. Removed from synonymy of Hyperolius bicolor where placed by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 421.

Dryomantis fallaxWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 5.

Dryomantis glauertiWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 5. Resurrected without discussion.

English Names

Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog (Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 95; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 59; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 120).

Eastern Sedgefrog (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 222).

Distribution

Coastal southwestern Queensland into northeastern New South Wales, Australia; introduced on Guam.

Comment

In the Litoria bicolor group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 14. See also Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 108. For discussion (as Litoria glauerti) see Straughan, 1969, Proc. R. Soc. Queensland, 80: 43-54. Christy, Clark, Gee, Vice, Vice, Warner, Tyrrell, Rodda, and Savidge, 2007, Pacific Sci., 61: 469-483, regarded the introduction to Guam as accidental. Zug, 2013, Rept. Amph. Pacific Is.: 70, provided a brief discussion of the introduced Guam population. 

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