Platyplectrum ornatum (Gray, 1842)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Myobatrachoidea > Family: Limnodynastidae > Genus: Platyplectrum > Species: Platyplectrum ornatum

Discoglossus ornatus Gray, 1842, Zool. Misc., Part 2: 56. Holotype: Not designated, but BMNH 1947.2.19.11 (formerly 42.2.24.17) by museum records, according to Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 19, and M.J. Tyler IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 397. Type locality: "North coast of Australia; Port Essington", Northern Territory, Australia.

Perialia ornataGray, 1845, in Eyre, J. Exped. Discov. Cent. Aust. 1840–1841, Append.: 407.

Limnodynastes ornatusGünther, 1859 "1858", Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus.: 33.

Platyplectrum marmoratum Günther, 1863, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 3, 11: 27. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.19.12 (formerly 63.6.16.96) by museum records, according to Parker, 1940, Novit. Zool., 42: 50, and Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 19. Type locality: "Clarence River", New South Wales, Australia. Synonymy by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 262. Considered distinct, without discussion, by Wells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 3.

Platyplectrum occidentale Cope, 1866, J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, Ser. 2, 6: 90. Holotype: Collection not designated, but presumably ANSP, USNM, or Philadelphia Mus. Type locality: "West Australia". Synonymy by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 262. Considered distinct; without discussion, by Wells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 3.

Borborocoetes ornatus Cope, 1866, J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, Ser. 2, 6: 94, by implication.

Platyplectrum ornatumKeferstein, 1867, Nachr. Ges. Wiss. Göttingen, 18: 345. Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 107; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 98.

Opisthodon frauenfeldi Steindachner, 1867, Reise Österreichischen Fregatte Novara, Zool., Amph.: 9. Syntypes: NHMW (2 specimens); identified as NHMW 4699.1-2 by Häupl and Tiedemann, 1978, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 2: 26. Type locality: "Neu-Süd-wales", Australia; rendered as Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia by Häupl, Tiedemann, and Grillitsch, 1994, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 9: 30. Synonymy by Günther, 1867, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 3, 20: 54; Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 262. Considered distinct, without discussion, by Wells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 3.

Platyplectron ornatusHeyer and Liem, 1976, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 233: 22; Cogger, 1979, Rept. Amph. Aust., Ed. 2: 570. Lack of agreement in gender.

Opisthodon marmoratusWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 3.

Opisthodon occidentalisWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 3.

Opisthodon ornatusWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 3; 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: 195.

English Names

Ornate Frog (Waite, 1929, Rept. Amph. S. Aust.: 256; Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 63).

Ornate Burrowing Frog (Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 193; Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 63; Tyler, Smith, and Johnstone, 1984, Frogs W. Aust.: 59; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 104; Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 223; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 94; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 189; Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 63; Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 107; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 98-99).

Ornate Ground Frog (Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 63).

Distribution

Throughout northern half of New South Wales (from coast of far west), Queensland, northern half of Northern Territory, and northeastern Western Australia (Kimberley region), Australia.

Comment

See account by Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 107. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 98-99.

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