Litoria verreauxii (Duméril, 1853)

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

Hyla verreauxii Duméril, 1853, Ann. Sci. Nat., Paris, Ser. 3, 19: 171. Syntypes: MNHNP 4849 (5 specimens), 4850 (9 specimens), according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 24. Type locality: Not stated; given as "Sydney, New South Wales, Australia" by Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 141.

Hyla ewingi var. orientalis Fletcher, 1898, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales, Ser. 2, 12: 670. Syntypes: AMS R7433-38, R131813-15 (Pretty Point); R7503-05 131810-12 (Lucknow, near Orange); R7589-90, 131816-17 (Burrawang); R8397 (Wentworth Falls); R8398, 131818-19 (Inverell); R8401, 131820 (Bungendore); R8407, 131821-23 (Lucknow); R8417 (Yass); R19451 (Glen Innes); R19480-81 (Tamworth); R19606 (Burrawang) according to Shea and Sadlier, 1999, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus., 15: 5, who note that BMNH 88.7.23-24 and 92.9.16.8-9 may also be syntypes. Type locality: "on the coast [of New South Wales] and on the table-lands . . . . The most southerly record . . . is the Mt. Kosciusko Plateau and ... from Lucknow", New South Wales, Australia. Type localities given by Shea and Sadlier, 1999, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus., 15: 5, as "Pretty Point, Mt Kosciusko, NSW", "Lucknow, nr Orange, NSW", "Burrawang, NSW", "Wentworth Falls, NSW", "Inverell, NSW", Bungendore, NSW", "Lucknow, NSW", "Yass, NSW", "Glen Innes, NSW", "Tamworth, NSW", and "Burrawang, NSW", Australia. Synonymy by Loveridge, 1935, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 78: 7.

Hyla ewingi var. alpina Fry, 1915, Proc. R. Soc. Queensland, 27: 79. Holotype: AMS R4644 according to Cogger, 1979, Rec. Aust. Mus., 32: 173. Type locality: "Mount Kosciusko, Monaro District, Southern tableland, New South Wales", Australia. Synonymy with Hyla verreauxii by Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: ix, 141. Elevated to species status without discussion by Wells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 6.

Hyla ewingii verreauxiiLoveridge, 1935, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 78: 7.

Hyla ewingi loveridgei Copland, 1957, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales, 82: 65. Holotype: AMS R18586 (formerly A.Copland 3023), according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 124. Type locality: "near Porter's Retreat, N[ew]. S[outh]. W[ales].", Australia. Secondary homonym of Nyctimystes loveridgei Neill, 1954.

Hyla ewingi oberonensis Copland, 1963, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales, 88: 107. Replacement name for Hyla ewingi loveridgei Copland, 1963.

Litoria verreauxiiTyler, 1971, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 19: 355. Watson, Loftus-Hills, and Littlejohn, 1971, Aust. J. Zool., 19: 401.

Litoria verreauxi verreauxiiWatson, Loftus-Hills, and Littlejohn, 1971, Aust. J. Zool., 19: 401.

Litoria verreauxi alpinaWatson, Loftus-Hills, and Littlejohn, 1971, Aust. J. Zool., 19: 401.

Rawlinsonia alpinaWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 6.

Rawlinsonia oberonensisWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 6. Taxonomic elevation without discussion by Wells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 6.

Rawlinsonia verreauxiiWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 6.

English Names

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

Fawn Treefrog (Litoria verreauxii: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 60).

Verreaux's Alpine Tree Frog (Litoria verreauxii alpina: Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 91).

Verreaux's Tree Frog (Litoria verreauxii verreauxii: Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 92; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 40).

Alpine Tree Frog (Litoria verreauxii alpina: Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 40).

Distribution

Extreme southeastern Queensland, eastern New South Wales, and eastern and southern Victoria, Australia.

Comment

For discussion see Littlejohn, 1965, Evolution, 19: 234. In the Litoria ewingii group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 26, and the Litoria ewingii complex of Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 82. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 40-41. Smith, Oliver, and Littlejohn, 2012, Aust. J. Zool., 60: 37-45, reported on hydridization with Litoria ewingii.

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