Ranoidea platycephala (Günther, 1873)

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

Chiroleptes platycephalus Günther, 1873, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 4, 11: 350. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.18.42, according to Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 37. Type locality: "Fort Bourke", New South Wales, Australia.

Phractops platycephalusNieden, 1923, Das Tierreich, 46: 520; Waite, 1929, Rept. Amph. S. Aust.: 246.

Cyclorana platycephalusParker, 1940, Novit. Zool., 42: 22; Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 329.

Cyclorana slevini Loveridge, 1950, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 63: 131. Holotype: CAS 82052, by original designation. Type locality: "Noondoo, southeastern Queensland near the Queensland-New South Wales border", Australia. Synonymy by Tyler, 1990, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 114: 84. Resurrected; without discussion, by Wells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 5.

Neophractops platycephalusWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 5.

Neophractops sleviniWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 5.

Cyclorana platycephala —Duellman In Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 178.

Litoria (Cyclorana) platycephalaFrost, 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 platycephalus — Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 40. 

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

English Names

Flat-headed Frog (Cochran, 1961, Living Amph. World: 95; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 52).

Water-holding Frog (Waite, 1929, Rept. Amph. S. Aust.: 246; Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 51; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 52; Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 222; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 169; Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 45; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 24).

Common Water-holding Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 52).

Eastern Water-holding Frog ( Anstis, Price, Roberts, Catalano, Hines, Doughty, and Donnellan, 2016, Zootaxa, 4126: 463).

Distribution

Drier inland regions of Australia in two allopatric populations: 1) Barkly Tablelands of the Northern Territory, and 2) northeastern South Australia, southern Queensland, and northern New South Wales, Australia.

Comment

Suggested to be a complex of cryptic species; without discussion, by Wells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 5. See accounts by Tyler, 1978, Amph. S. Aust.: 43-45, and Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 45. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 24-25. Anstis, Price, Roberts, Catalano, Hines, Doughty, and Donnellan, 2016, Zootaxa, 4126: 451-479, named the western segregate Cyclorana occidentalis and redelimited this species. .

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