Litoria tornieri (Nieden, 1923)

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

Pelodytes affinis Gray, 1842, Zool. Misc., Part 2: 56. Holotype: Not designated, but BMNH 1947.2.22.79 (formerly 1836.12.3.193) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 87. Type locality: "North Coast of New Holland"; rendered as "Port Essington", Northern Territories, Australia by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 413. Secondary homonym of Hyla affinis Spix, 1824.

Hyla affinisBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 413.

Hyla tornieri Nieden, 1923, Das Tierreich, 46: 228. Replacement name for Pelodytes affinis Gray, 1842.

Litoria tornieriCogger and Lindner, 1974, in Frith and Calaby (eds.), Fauna Survey Port Essington District: 71.

English Names

Black-shinned Rocketfrog (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 222; Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 63).

Black-shinned Rocket Frog (Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 85).

Tornier's Australian Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 60; Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 63).

Tornier's Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 77; Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 63; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 42).

Distribution

Extreme north of Western Australia and the northwestern part of the Northern Territory, Australia.

Comment

In the Litoria latopalmata group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 29. In the Litoria lesueuri complex, Litoria latopalmata group, according to Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 59). Davies, Martin, and Watson, 1983, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 107: 87, reviewed the species. Removed from the synonymy of Litoria latopalmata by Cogger and Lindner, 1974, in Frith and Calaby (eds.), Fauna Survey Port Essington District: 71, where it had been placed by Tyler, 1971, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 19: 354. See account by Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 85. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 42-43.

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