Geocrinia alba Wardell-Johnson and Roberts, 1989

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Myobatrachoidea > Family: Myobatrachidae > Genus: Geocrinia > Species: Geocrinia alba

Geocrinia alba Wardell-Johnson and Roberts, 1989, Landscope, 5: 17. Syntypes: Not stated; given as WAM R94457, R94466, and R95955–62 by Roberts, Wardell-Johnson, and Barendse, 1990, Rec. W. Aust. Mus., 14: 433, who designated WAM R94466 as lectotype. Type locality: "a few sites in the Witchcliffe and Karridale areas", Western Australia; restricted by lectotype designation to "Bruce Road, 11.5 km S of Witchcliffer W. A. (115°10′ E 34°03′ S)", Western Australia.

English Names

White Ground Froglet (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 94).

White-bellied Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 303; Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 48; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 120).

Distribution

Extreme southwestern Western Australia, north and west of the Blackwood River between Margaret River and Augusta, 0-150 m elevation.

Comment

Related to Geocrinia vitellina according to Roberts, Wardell-Johnson, and Barendse, 1990, Rec. W. Aust. Mus., 14: 427-437. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 462. Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 48, provided an account. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 120-121. See Ellis, Doughty, and Roberts, 2017, Rec. W. Aust. Mus., 32: 14, for comments on the type series.  

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