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Philoria Spencer, 1901

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

Philoria Spencer, 1901, Proc. R. Soc. Victoria, 13: 176. Type species: Philoria frosti Spencer, 1901, by monotypy.

Kyarranus Moore, 1958, Am. Mus. Novit., 1919: 3. Type species: Kyarranus sphagnicolus Moore, 1958, by original designation. Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 24; without discussion considered Kyarranus to be a junior synonym of Philoria. This was followed by Knowles, Mahony, Armstrong, and Donnellan, 2004, Rec. Aust. Mus., 56: 57-74.

Coplandia Wells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 2. Type species: Kyarranus kundagungan Ingram and Corben, 1975, by original designation. Synonymy with Kyarranus by acclamation. 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

Baw Baw Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 95).

Sphagnum Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 94 (Kyarranus); Knowles, Mahony, Armstrong, and Donnellan, 2004, Rec. Aust. Mus., 56: 57 (for Philoria sensu lato)).

Distribution

New South Wale, Victoria, and and Queensland, Australia.

Comment

See Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2, for keys and accounts (as Philoria and Kyarranus). See Knowles, Mahony, Armstrong, and Donnellan, 2004, Rec. Aust. Mus., 56: 57-74, for a phylogenetic analysis, unfortunately, excluding the type species of Philoria (Philoria frosti), as did Frost, 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, who considered this genus to be the sister taxon of all remaining limnodynastids. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583, in their study of Genbank sequences, suggested a phylogenetic position within lymnodynastid, likely the sister taxon of Limnodynastes.

Contained taxa (6 sp.):

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