Litoria meiriana (Tyler, 1969)

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

Hyla meiriana Tyler, 1969, Rec. S. Aust. Mus., 16: 2. Holotype: SAMA R9082, by original designation. Type locality: "rock pool 98 miles north of Mainoru, Northern Territory", Australia.

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

Mahonabatrachus meirianaWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 5. Disagreement in gender.

English Names

Australian Cross-banded Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 59; Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 62).

Rockhole Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 149; Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 62; Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 76; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 48).

Skipping Frog (Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 62).

Distribution

Northeastern Western Australia (south to Napier Range, Fossil Downs, Carson River, Dunham River Station, and Kununurra) east across northern portion of the Northern Territory as far as Arnhem Land.

Comment

In the monotypic Litoria meiriana group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 33. Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 76, provided an account. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 48-49.

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