Litoria inermis (Peters, 1867)

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

Chiroleptes inermis Peters, 1867, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1867: 30. Type(s): RMNH 1888, AMNH 23582, NHMW 18384 (2 specimens), ZMB 5589 (3 specimens), according to Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 41. Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 44, regarded ZMB 5589 as the holotype and regarded the putative syntype status of other specimens as in error. Gassó Miracle, van den Hoek Ostende, and Arntzen, 2007, Zootaxa, 1482: 36, discussed the status of the various specimens that are potential types. Type locality: "Rockhampton, [Queensland,] N. O. Australien".

Cyclorana inermisParker, 1940, Novit. Zool., 42: 17.

Hyla inermisStraughan, 1969, Zool. Meded., Leiden, 43: 208.

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

English Names

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

Bumpy Rocket Frog (Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 74).

Fleck-lipped Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 59).

Peters' Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 66; Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 62).

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

Bumpy Ground Hylid (Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 62).

Fleck-lipped Treefrog (Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 62).

Peter's [sic] Frog (Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 42).

Distribution

Kimberley region of Western Australia through tropical Northern Territory and northern and eastern Queensland as far south as Rockhampton.

Comment

See Straughan, 1969, Zool. Meded., Leiden, 43: 207-212. In the Litoria latopalmata group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 29. In the Litoria lesueuri complex, Litoria latopalmata group, according to Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 59). Davies, Martin, and Watson, 1983, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 107: 87, redefined the species. Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 75, provided an account. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 42-43.

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