Ranoidea piperata (Tyler and Davies, 1985)

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

Litoria piperata Tyler and Davies, 1985, Copeia, 1985: 145. Holotype: AMS R37608, by original designation. Type locality: "Back Creek (29° 50′ S, 152° 08′ E), on Oakwood Fire Trail, approx. 38 km SE Glen Innes, New South Wales, Australia.

Dryopsophus piperatusDuellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 40. 

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

English Names

Black Creek Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 60).

Peppered Tree Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 140; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 60).

Peppered Treefrog (Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 260).

Distribution

Known from creeks draining the eastern part of the New England Tableland, New South Wales, Australia.

Comment

In the Litoria citropa group, according to the original publication. See Donnellan, McGuigan, Knowles, Mahony, and Moritz, 1999, Aust. J. Zool., 47: 289, for problematic aspects regarding recognition of this species. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 260, who noted that taxonomic work was needed to further delimit this species and its status. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 60-61. Hoskin, Hines, Meyer, Clarke, and Cunningham, 2013, Zootaxa, 3646: 427, suggested that this species is a junior synonym of Litoria personiana.

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