Ranoidea vagitus (Tyler, Davies, and Martin, 1981)

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

Cyclorana vagitus Tyler, Davies, and Martin, 1981, Rec. W. Aust. Mus., 9: 148. Holotype: WAM R71037, by original designation. Type locality: "junction of the Great Northern Highway and the road to Derby, 41 km S of Derby, 124° 38′ E, 17° 44′ S, Kimberley Division", Western Australia.

Litoria (Cyclorana) vagitusFrost, 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.

Cyclorana vagitaTyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 20. Incorrect subsequent spelling of species name (see comment).

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

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

English Names

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

Wailing Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 170; Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 46; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 20).

Distribution

Kimberley Division, Western Australia, and northwestern Northern Territory, Australia.

Comment

The species name is a noun in apposition. See account by Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 46, and brief account by See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 20–21. See Ellis, Doughty, and Roberts, 2017, Rec. W. Aust. Mus., 32: 21, for comments on the type series.  

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