Limnodynastes dumerilii Peters, 1863

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Myobatrachoidea > Family: Limnodynastidae > Genus: Limnodynastes > Species: Limnodynastes dumerilii

Limnodynastes (Platyplectron) dumerilii Peters, 1863, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1863: 235. Syntypes: ZMB 4727 (2 specimens), 4728 (3 specimens), and AMNH 23590 (formerly of ZMB 4727), according to Bauer, Günther, and Robeck, 1996, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 72: 269. Type locality: "Buchsfelde [=Loos] bei Adelaide in Südaustralien", South Australia.

Limnodynastes bibronii Krefft, 1865, Pap. Proc. R. Soc. Tasmania, 1865: 16. Error for Limnodynastes dumerilii.

Platyplectum superciliare Keferstein, 1867, Nachr. Ges. Wiss. Göttingen, 18: 346. Holotype: ZFMK 28331, according to Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 19. Type locality: "Australien". Synonymy with Limnodynastes dorsalis by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 261; with Limnodynastes dorsalis grayi by Parker, 1940, Novit. Zool., 42: 48; with Limnodynastes dumerilii by Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 18.

Heliorana grayi Steindachner, 1867, Reise Österreichischen Fregatte Novara, Zool., Amph.: 32. Holotype: NHMW 4695 according to Häupl and Tiedemann, 1978, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 2: 17. Type locality: "Neu-Südwales" [= New South Wales], Australia. Data associated with specimen are "Rockhampton", New South Wales, Australia, according to Häupl and Tiedemann, 1978, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 2: 17, and Häupl, Tiedemann, and Grillitsch, 1994, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 9: 22. Synonymy with Limnodynastes dorsalis by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 261; synonymy with Limnodynastes dumerilii by Cope, 1865, Nat. Hist. Rev., N.S., 5: 97-120. Synonymy by Steindachner, 1868, Sitzungsber. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Phys. Math. Naturwiss. Kl., 57: 536; Günther, 1868, Zool. Rec., 4: 145; Parker, 1940, Novit. Zool., 42: 48.

Platyplectrum dumeriliiKeferstein, 1868, Arch. Naturgesch., 34: 262.

Heliorana superciliarisKeferstein, 1868, Arch. Naturgesch., 34: 267.

Limnodynastes dumeriliiGünther, 1868, Zool. Rec., 4: 145.

Limnodynastes dorsalis var. dumeriliiFry, 1913, Rec. Aust. Mus., 10: 23; Waite, 1929, Rept. Amph. S. Aust.: 252.  

Limnodynastes dorsalis dumerilii — Parker, 1940, Novit. Zool., 42: 48; Loveridge, 1935, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 78: 21. 

Limnodynastes dorsalis insularis Parker, 1940, Novit. Zool., 42: 47. Syntypes: BMNH 1901.9.13.1 (renumbered as BMNH 1947.2.19.8) (Near Launceton), MCZ 19258 (not 19238 as cited in the original publication according to Barbour and Loveridge, 1946, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 96: 144) (Eagle Hawk Neck) and MCZ 19330 (Tasmania), by original designation. Type localities: "Near Launceton", "Eagle Hawk Neck, Tasmania", and "Tasmania).

Limnodynastes dorsalis grayiParker, 1940, Novit. Zool., 42: 48.

Limnodynastes dumerili dumeriliMartin, 1972, Aust. J. Zool., 20: 174.

Limnodynastes dumerili insularisMartin, 1972, Aust. J. Zool., 20: 178.

Limnodynastes dumerili grayiMartin, 1972, Aust. J. Zool., 20: 178.

Limnodynastes dumerili variegatus Martin, 1972, Aust. J. Zool., 20: 181. Holotype: AMS R32742 (formerly MUZD 692/66) according to Shea and Sadlier, 1999, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus., 15: 13. Type locality: "6.4 km N. of Cape Otaway, Vic[toria].", Australia.

Limnodynastes dumerilii fryi Martin, 1972, Aust. J. Zool., 20: 182. Holotype: AMS R32747 (formerly MZUD 1195/65) according to Shea and Sadlier, 1999, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus., 15: 13. Type locality: "Thrdbo River valley 9.6 km NE. of Thredbo Village, Snowy Mountains, N[ew]. S[outh]. W[ales]. (altitude c. 1370 m)", Australia.

Platyplectrum dumeriliiWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 3.

Platyplectrum fryiWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 3. Elevation to species status without discussion.

Platyplectrum grayiWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 3. Elevation to species status without discussion.

Platyplectrum insularisWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 3. Disagreement in gender. Elevation to species status without discussion.

Platyplectrum variegatusWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 3. Disagreement in gender. Elevation to species status without discussion.

English Names

Eastern Banjo Frog (Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 61; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 104; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 94; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 84).

Pobblebonk (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 104; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 181).

Bull Frog (Waite, 1929, Rept. Amph. S. Aust.: 252; Martin and Littlejohn, 1982, Tasman. Amph.: 44).

Grey-bellied Pobblebonk (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 223).

Bullfrog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 181).

Southern Bull Frog (Limnodynastes dumerilii insularis: Martin and Littlejohn, 1982, Tasman. Amph.: 8).

Mottled Bull Frog (Limnodynastes dumerilii variegatus: Martin and Littlejohn, 1982, Tasman. Amph.: 8).

Distribution

Tasmania; southeastern South Australia (including Kangaroo Island) through Victoria and eastern New South Wales to extreme southeastern Queensland, Australia.

Comment

See comment under Limnodynastes dorsalis. See Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 183, for account and key to subspecies. Tyler, 1978, Amph. S. Aust.: 61-63, provided accounts. Martin and Littlejohn, 1982, Tasman. Amph.: 44-45, provided a brief account for the Tasmanian population. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 84-85, who provided a key to the nominal subspecies. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 84-85.

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