Geocrinia lutea (Main, 1963)

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

Crinia lutea Main, 1963, W. Aust. Nat., 8: 143. Holotype: WAM R17616, by original designation. Type locality: "National Park, Nornalup", Western Australia.

Geocrinia luteaBlake, 1973, Aust. J. Zool., 21: 142. Heyer and Liem, 1976, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 233: 12.

Hesperocrinia luteaWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 2.

English Names

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

Walpole's Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 307).

Walpole Frog (Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 627; Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 50).

Nornalup Frog (Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 120).

Distribution

Southwestern coastal Western Australia near Walpole and in Nornalup National Park, 9-300 m elevation.

Comment

Wells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 2 ; without discussion, and Roberts, Wardell-Johnson, and Barendse, 1990, Rec. W. Aust. Mus., 14: 427-437, resurrected Geocrinia lutea from synonymy of Geocrinia rosea, where it had been placed by Tyler, Smith, and Johnstone, 1984, Frogs W. Aust.: 50. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 627. See account by Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 50. 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: 10–11, for comments on the type series.  

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