Litoria rothii (De Vis, 1884)

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

Hyla rothii De Vis, 1884, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales, 9: 66. Syntypes: 4 syntypes noted, formerly in QM, now lost according to Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 49; Boulenger, 1885, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 5, 16: 387, records 3 syntypes exchanged to the BMNH. Type locality: "Mackay", Queensland, Australia.

Litoria rothiiTyler, 1971, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 19: 354. Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 39.

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

English Names

Red-eyed Treefrog (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 222).

Roth's Tree Frog (Tyler, Smith, and Johnstone, 1984, Frogs W. Aust.: 73; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 64; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 97; Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 63; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 36).

Rust-eyed Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 60; Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 63).

Cackle Frog (Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 63).

Laughing Tree Frog (Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 63).

Northern Laughing Tree Frog (Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 81).

Distribution

Northern Australia from northern Western Australia to Queensland north of Mary River; southern New Guinea between the Bensbach and Binaturi River, all near sea level.

Comment

In the Litoria peronii group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 39. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 104-105, provided a brief account for this species which he included in his Litoria amboinensis complex. See account by Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 81. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 36-37.

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