Arenophryne xiphorhyncha Doughty and Edwards, 2008

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

Arenophryne xiphorhyncha Doughty and Edwards, 2008, Rec. W. Aust. Mus., 24: 122. Holotype: WAM R67321, by original designation. Type locality: "Cooloomia Station, Western Australia (27°01′ S, 114°19′ E—17 km at 240° angle from Cooloomia homestead)".

English Names

Southern Sandhill Frog (original publication; Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 26; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 122).

Distribution

A broad strip of sandplain north of Geraldton and south of Shark Bay, Western Australia.

Comment

Edwards, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 45: 494-505, reported on a phylogeographic study that delimited two allopatric genetically differentiated populations of Arenophryne, of which Arenophryne xiphorhyncha was then unnamed. See account, photograph, and map by Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 27. 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: 10, for comments on the type series.  

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