Ranoidea australis (Gray, 1842)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pelodryadidae > Subfamily: Pelodryadinae > Genus: Ranoidea > Species: Ranoidea australis

Alytes australis Gray, 1842, Zool. Misc., Part 2: 56. Syntypes: Not designated, but BMNH 1947.2.18.43-44 (formerly 42.2.24.14-15) by museum records, according to Parker, 1940, Novit. Zool., 42: 19, and Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 35. Type locality: "North coast of Australia"; restricted to "Port Essington, Northern Territory", Australia, by Tyler and Martin, 1975, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 99: 94.

Chiroleptes australisGünther, 1859 "1858", Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus.: 34.

Cheiroleptes australisSpencer, 1901, Proc. R. Soc. Victoria, 13: 176.

Phractops australisFry, 1914, Rec. W. Aust. Mus., 1: 204.

Cyclorana australisParker, 1940, Novit. Zool., 42: 18.

Litoria (Cyclorana) australisFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 362.

Dryopsophus australis — Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 40. 

Ranoidea australis — Dubois and Frétey, 2016, Dumerilia, 6: 21.

English Names

Australian Water-holding Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 52; Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 62).

Giant Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 155; Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 62; Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 40; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 20).

Northern Snapping-Frog (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 221; Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 62).

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

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

Distribution

Kimberley Division (Western Australia) through northern Australia as far as the Gulf District of Queensland, Australia.

Comment

See account (as Cyclorana australis), photograph, and map by Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 40. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 20-21.

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