Arenophryne rotunda Tyler, 1976

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Myobatrachoidea > Family: Myobatrachidae > Genus: Arenophryne > Species: Arenophryne rotunda

Arenophryne rotunda Tyler, 1976, Rec. W. Aust. Mus., 4: 46. Holotype: WAM R39120, by original designation. Type locality: "approximately 100 m from False Entrance Well Tank (26° 23′ S; 113° 18′ E), Carrarang Station, 320 km NNW of Geraldton, Western Australia".

Arenophryne robusta Tyler, 1976, Rec. W. Aust. Mus., 4: 49. Error for Arenophryne rotunda.

English Names

Australian Dumpy Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 93).

Sandhill Frog (Tyler, Smith, and Johnstone, 1984, Frogs W. Aust.: 27; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 354).

Northern Sandhill Frog (Doughty and Edwards, 2008, Rec. W. Aust. Mus., 24: 126; Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 26; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 122).

Distribution

White coastal dunes from the northern tip of Dirk Hartog Island to near the base of the Edel Land peninsula, Western Australia.

Comment

See account, photograph, and map by Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 26. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 122-123. See Ellis, Doughty, and Roberts, 2017, Rec. W. Aust. Mus., 32: 9–10, for comments on the type series.  

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