Litoria burrowsi (Scott, 1942)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pelodryadidae > Subfamily: Litoriinae > Genus: Litoria > Species: Litoria burrowsi

Hyla burrowsi Scott, 1942, Rec. Queen Victoria Mus., 1: 5. Holotype: QVM 1941.41, by original designation. Type locality: "Cradle Valley, Tasmania ... on edge of small pond near Dove Lake, ... approximate altitude 3100 feet", Australia.

Litoria burrowsiTyler, 1971, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 19: 352.

Saganura burrowsiWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 6.

Litoria burrowsaeShea, 1988, Victoria Nat., Melbourne, 105: 152-153. Unjustified emendation according to Dubois, 2007, Zootaxa, 1550: 67.

English Names

Tasmanian Tree Frog (Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 90; Martin and Littlejohn, 1982, Tasman. Amph.: 7; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 62; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 144).

Burrows' Tree frog (Martin and Littlejohn, 1982, Tasman. Amph.: 7; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 62).

Tasmanian Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 59; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 56).

Distribution

Southwestern and western Tasmania, Australia.

Comment

In the Litoria spenceri group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 32 (as the Litoria maculata group). See Martin and Littlejohn, 1982, Tasman. Amph.: 30, for discussion. Martin and Littlejohn, 1982, Tasman. Amph.: 30–31, provided a brief account for the Tasmanian population. Brandon-Jones, Duckworth, Jenkins, Rylands, and Sarmiento, 2007, Zootaxa, 1541: 41–48, discussed why burrowsi is not emendable to burrowsae. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 56–57. Zhang, Cashins, Philips, and Burridge, 2014, Aust. J. Zool., 62: 238–245, reported on the lack of phylogeographic structuring. 

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