Ranoidea gilleni (Spencer, 1896)

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

Hyla gilleni Spencer, 1896, in Spencer (ed.), Rep. Work Horn Sci. Exped. Cent. Aust., 2: 173. Syntypes: 3 specimens noted; NMV D9827 labelled "type" according to Coventry, 1970, Mem. Natl. Mus. Victoria, 31: 116, who considered this specimen the holotype. Type locality: "Alice Springs", Northern Territory, Australia.

Hyla gilleniNieden, 1923, Das Tierreich, 46: 226.

Hyla caerulea gilleniCopland, 1957, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales, 82: 30. Mertens, 1964, Senckenb. Biol., 45: 15-21.

Litoria gilleniCogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 43. Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 108.

Pelodryas gilleniWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 6.

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

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

English Names

Centralian Tree Frog (Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 96; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 112; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 44).

Distribution

Confined to the vicinity of the MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia.

Comment

Resurrected from the synonymy of Litoria caerulea by Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 43, where it had been placed by Loveridge, 1935, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 78: 7, 39. In the Litoria caerulea group of Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 108. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 44-45.

External links:

Please note: these links will take you to external websites not affiliated with the American Museum of Natural History. We are not responsible for their content.