Litoria nasuta (Gray, 1842)

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

Pelodytes nasutus Gray, 1842, Zool. Misc., Part 2: 56. Holotype: Not designated, but BMNH 1947.2.22.81 (formerly 1936.12.3.192) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 93. Type locality: "North coast of Australia; Port Essington", Northern Territory, Australia.

Litoria nasutaGünther, 1859 "1858", Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus.: 97.

Hyla (Litoria) nasula Keferstein, 1868, Arch. Naturgesch., 34: 277. Error for Hyla nasuta.

Hyla nasutaBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 415.

Hyla peninsulae De Vis, 1884, Proc. R. Soc. Queensland, 1: 130. Type(s) not designated, presumably originally in QM. Type locality: "Cape York", Queensland, Australia. Synonymy by Boulenger, 1885, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 5, 16: 387.

Hyla semoni Boettger, 1894, in Semon (ed.), Zool. Froschungsreisen Aust. Malay. Archipel., 5: 112. Holotype: SMF 1414.2a, by original designation; now SMF 2625, according to Mertens, 1922, Senckenb. Biol., 4: 163. Type locality: "Südost-Neuginea", corrected to "Bou, Milne Bay, New Guinea" by Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 134. Synonymy by Van Kampen, 1909, Nova Guinea, 9: 35; Van Kampen, 1919, Bijdr. Dierkd., 21: 52.

Litoria nasutaTyler, 1971, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 19: 354.

Litoria peninsulaeWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 5. Resurrected without discussion.

English Names

Rocket Frog (Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 305; Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 101; Tyler, Smith, and Johnstone, 1984, Frogs W. Aust.: 71; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 71; Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 62; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 28).

Stream-lined Rocket Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 63).

Striped Rocketfrog (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 222; Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 62).

Striped Rocket Frog (Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 79).

Australian Rocket Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 60; Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 62).

Distribution

Coastal Australia from northern Western Australia east and then south to eastern New South Wales; southern lowlands and southeast peninsula of New Guinea.

Comment

See Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 305, and Tyler, 1968, Zool. Verh., Leiden, 96: 148. 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 brief accounts by Menzies, 1976, Handb. Common New Guinea Frogs: 29-30, and Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 125 (who regarded this species as being a member of his Litoria nasuta group). See account by Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 79. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 28-29.

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