Geocrinia vitellina Wardell-Johnson and Roberts, 1989

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

Geocrinia vitellina Wardell-Johnson and Roberts, 1989, Landscope, 5: 7. Syntypes: Not stated; given as WAM R94467 and R86472-83 by Roberts, Wardell-Johnson, and Barendse, 1990, Rec. W. Aust. Mus., 14: 428, who designated as lectotype WAM R94467. Type locality: "confined to small seepages on a few creeks north of the Blackwood River", Western Australia. Restricted by lectotype designation to "intersection of Spearwood Creek and Denny Road, 20.4 km ESE of Witchcliffe, W. A. (115°19′ E, 34°04′ S)", Western Australia.

English Names

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

Orange-bellied Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 311; Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 52).

Yellow-bellied Frog (Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 52; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 120).

Distribution

East of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge in the extreme southwest of Western Australia.

Comment

See comment under Geocrinia alba. 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. See account by Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 52. 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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