Litoria freycineti Tschudi, 1838

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

Litoria freycineti Tschudi, 1838, Classif. Batr.: 77. Syntypes: MNHNP 246 (2 specimens), according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 20. Type locality: "Nova Hollandia" (= Australia). Given as "Port-Jackson" by Duméril and Bibron, 1841, Erp. Gen., 8: 505.

Lepthyla freycinetiiDuméril and Bibron, 1841, Erp. Gen., 8: 504.

Litoria freycinetiDuméril and Bibron, 1841, Erp. Gen., 8: 504.

Lepthyla freycinetiDuméril and Bibron, 1841, Erp. Gen., 8: 504.

Pelobius freycinetiFitzinger, 1843, Syst. Rept.: 31.

Hyla freycinetiiKeferstein, 1867, Nachr. Ges. Wiss. Göttingen, 18: 355.

Hyla (Litoria) freycinetii var. verruculata Keferstein, 1867, Nachr. Ges. Wiss. Göttingen, 18: 355. Syntypes: Not stated; presumed lost by Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 43, and Böhme and Bischoff, 1984, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 19: 168. Type locality: "Australien".

Litoria copei Steindachner, 1867, Reise Österreichischen Fregatte Novara, Zool., Amph.: 56. Holotype: NHMW 16381, according to Häupl and Tiedemann, 1978, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 2: 24, and Häupl, Tiedemann, and Grillitsch, 1994, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 9: 28. Type locality: "Neu-Südwales" [= New South Wales, Australia]. Considered a synonym of Litoria lesueurii by Peters, 1873, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1873: 611; placed provisionally in the same synonymy by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 412. Considered a synonym of Litoria freycineti by Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 302.

Hyla (Litoria?) copeiKeferstein, 1868, Arch. Naturgesch., 34: 278.

Litoria copiiO'Shaughnessy, 1875, Zool. Rec., 10: 97. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Litoria freycinetiTyler, 1971, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 19: 353.

English Names

Freycinet's Frog (Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 302; Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 95; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 59; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 54).

Wallum Rocketfrog (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 222).

Freycinet's Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 59).

Wallum Rocket Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 64).

Distribution

East coast of southern Queensland south from Fraser Island to Jervis Bay in mid-eastern New South Wales, Australia.

Comment

See Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 302. In the Litoria freycineti group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 27. In the Litoria lesueuri complex, Litoria latopalmata group, according to Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 59). 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: 258. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 54-55.

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