Neobatrachus sudelli (Lamb, 1911)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Myobatrachoidea > Family: Limnodynastidae > Genus: Neobatrachus > Species: Neobatrachus sudelli

Heleioporus sudelli Lamb, 1911, Ann. Queensland Mus., 10: 26. Holotype: QM J78, according to Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 23, and M.J. Tyler IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 399. Type locality: "Warwick", southeastern Queensland, Australia.

Heleioporus sudelliFry, 1912, Rec. Aust. Mus., 9: 106. Misspelling.

Heleioporus centralis Parker, 1940, Novit. Zool., 42: 35. Holotype: BMNH 1905.10.31.47, by original designation; renumbered BMNH 1947.2.19.13 according to Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 22, and M.J. Tyler IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 399. Type locality: "100 miles east of Lake Eyre", South Australia; in error, according to Ledo and Tyler, 1973, S. Aust. Nat., 47: 75, who noted that the entry in the BMNH catalogue is "Warburton Creek and Coopers Creek", and who reasoned that the actual type locality to be "the immediate vicinity of the Birdsville Track ... between longitudes 27° and 29° and west of latitude 139°; so being not more than seventy miles east of Lake Eyre", South Australia. Synonymy by Roberts, 2010, Rec. W. Aust. Mus., 25: 456.

Neobatrachus centralisLittlejohn and Main, 1960, W. Aust. Nat., 7: 129.

Neobatrachus sudelliRoberts, 1978, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 102: 104.

Neoruinosus sudelliWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 3.

Neobatrachus sudellaeShea, 2012, Mem. Queensland Mus., 56: 116. Unjustified emendation according to Dubois, 2007, Zootaxa, 1550: 67.

English Names

Striped Stubby Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 95).

Shoemaker Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 104).

Eastern Metal-eyed Frog (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 223).

Sudell's Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 224; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 90).

Trilling Frog (Neobatrachus centralis [no longer recognized]: Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 69; Tyler, Smith, and Johnstone, 1984, Frogs W. Aust.: 82; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 104; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 95; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 216; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 92).

Trilling Metal-eyed Frog (Neobatrachus centralis [no longer recognized]: Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 223).

Desert Trilling Frog (Neobatrachus centralis [no longer recognized]: Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 96).

Distribution

Australia from southeastern Queensland to western Victoria and southeastern South Australia, west to Menzies in Western Australia and north into the Tanami desert in the Northern Territory.

Comment

Resurrected from the synonymy of Neobatrachus pictus by Roberts, 1978, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 102: 104, where it had been placed by Fry, 1912, Rec. Aust. Mus., 9: 106; Nieden, 1923, Das Tierreich, 46: 528; and Loveridge, 1935, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 78: 7. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 90-91. Tyler, 1978, Amph. S. Aust.: 73-74, provided an account (as Neobatrachus centralis) as did Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 96. See brief account as Neobatrachus centralis by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 92-93. Roberts, 1997, Aust. J. Zool., 45: 95-112, suggested that this might be conspecific with Neobatrachus sudelli. Roberts, 2010, Rec. W. Aust. Mus., 25: 455-458, subsequently formalized this position.

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