Ranoidea cavernicola (Tyler and Davies, 1979)

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

Litoria cavernicola Tyler and Davies, 1979, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 103: 149. Holotype: WAM R43228, by original designation. Type locality: "3 km west of Surveyors Pool, Mitchell Plateau, Kimberley Division, Western Australia", Australia.

Pelodryas cavernicolaWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 5.

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

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

English Names

Long Cave Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 61).

Cave-dwelling Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 112; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 34).

Cave Frog (Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 71).

Distribution

Kimberley region, from the Mitchell Plateau south and west to the Prince Regent River Nature Reserve, northern Western Australia; also on Bigge Island and Katers Island.

Comment

In the Litoria caerulea group of Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 108. See account by Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 71. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 34–35. See Ellis, Doughty, and Roberts, 2017, Rec. W. Aust. Mus., 32: 22–25, for comments on the type series. 

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