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Heleioporus Gray, 1841

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Limnodynastidae > Genus: Heleioporus
6 species

Heleioporus Gray, 1841, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 1, 7: 91. Type species: Heleioporus albopunctatus Gray, 1841, by monotypy.

HelioporusGray, 1841, in Grey (ed.), J. Two Exped. Discovery NW and W. Aust., 2(App. E): 447. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Perialia Gray, 1845, in Eyre, J. Exped. Discov. Cent. Aust. 1840–1841, Append.: 406. Type species: Perialia eyrei Gray, 1845, by subsequent designation of Parker, 1940, Novit. Zool., 42: 1-106. Synonymy by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 271. Resurrected; without discussion, by Wells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 3. See Tyler, 1985, Herpetol. Rev., 16: 69; Australian Society of Herpetologists, 1987, Bull. Zool. Nomencl., 44: 116-121; Tyler, 1988, Bull. Zool. Nomencl., 45: 152; Holthius, 1988, Bull. Zool. Nomencl., 45 and decision by ICZN (Anonymous, 1991, Bull. Zool. Nomencl., 48: 337-338).

HeleioforusKrefft, 1865, Pap. Proc. R. Soc. Tasmania, 1865: 17. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Philocryphus Fletcher, 1894, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales, Ser. 2, 8: 233. Type species: Philocryphus flavoguttatus Fletcher, 1894, by monotypy. Synonymy by Nieden, 1923, Das Tierreich, 46: 525. Resurrected; without discussion, by Wells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 3. See Tyler, 1985, Herpetol. Rev., 16: 69; Australian Society of Herpetologists, 1987, Bull. Zool. Nomencl., 44: 116-121; Tyler, 1988, Bull. Zool. Nomencl., 45: 152; Holthius, 1988, Bull. Zool. Nomencl., 45 and decision by ICZN (Anonymous, 1991, Bull. Zool. Nomencl., 48: 337-338).

English Names

Giant Burrowing Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 94).

Distribution

Southern Western Australia, southwestern New South Wales, and eastern Victoria, Australia.

Comment

Reviewed by Lee, 1967, Aust. J. Zool., 15: 367-439. See Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2, for accounts and keys to species. See comment under Neobatrachus. Lynch, 1971, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 53: 79, suggested the relationship Heleioporus + (Neobatrachus + Notaden).

Contained taxa (6 sp.):

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