Ranoidea rheocola (Liem, 1974)

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

Litoria rheocolus Liem, 1974, Mem. Queensland Mus., 17: 152. Holotype: QM J22631, by original designation. Type locality: "Kuranda, 50 km west [actually ca. 33 km by road NW—R.G. Zweifel in Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 191] of Cairns, N. Queensland", Australia.

Litoria rheocolaTyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 35. Justified gender change in species name.

Mosleyia rheocolaWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 5.

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

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

English Names

Common Mistfrog (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 222).

Common Mist Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 140; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 70).

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

Creek Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 140).

Distribution

Northern Queensland from Broadwater Creek National Park to Amos Bay, Australia, below 1180 m elevation.

Comment

In the Litoria nannotis group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 35. See Davies and McDonald, 1979, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 103: 169, for discussion. See Cunningham, 2002, Mem. Queensland Mus., 48: 93-102, for discussion of phylogenetics and distribution. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 261. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 70-71. Bell, MacKenzie, Hickerson, Chavarría, Cunningham, Williams, and Moritz, 2012, Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. B, Biol. Sci., 279: 991–999, reported on molecular phylogeography. 

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