Ranoidea barringtonensis (Copland, 1957)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pelodryadidae > Subfamily: Pelodryadinae > Genus: Ranoidea > Species: Ranoidea barringtonensis

Hyla phyllochroa barringtonensis Copland, 1957, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales, 82: 45. Holotype: AMS R9502, according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 137, and Cogger, 1979, Rec. Aust. Mus., 32: 175. Type locality: "Cutler's Pass, Williams River, N[ew]. S[outh]. W[ales].", Australia. See comment.

Dryopsophus barringtonensisWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 5; Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 40. 

Litoria barringtonensisTyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 60, without discussion; Hoskin, Hines, Meyer, Clarke, and Cunningham, 2013, Zootaxa, 3646: 426–446.

Ranoidea barringtonensis — Dubois and Frétey, 2016, Dumerilia, 6: 21. 

English Names

Barrington Tops Frog (Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 60).

Distribution

Northeastern New South Wales in the vicinity of Gosford, Australia.

Comment

Litoria barringtonensis is sympatric with Litoria phyllochroa according to Wells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 5, with which it had been synonymized by Tyler, 1971, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 19: 352. Donnellan, McGuigan, Knowles, Mahony, and Moritz, 1999, Aust. J. Zool., 47: 289, implied that association of this name with known species is problematic because the type is a juvenile, with the result that Hyla phyllochroa barringtonensis Copland, 1957, might be a senior synonym of Litoria pearsoniana or a junior synonym of Litoria phyllochroa. Nevertheless, Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 60-61, recognized the species as distinct and provided a means to recognize it, so it is recognized here. Moreover, Hoskin, Hines, Meyer, Clarke, and Cunningham, 2013, Zootaxa, 3646: 426–446, discussed this species in comparison with Litoria kroombitensis and Litoria personiana and solidified the identification of the holotype and the validity of the nomenclatural recognition of this population.  

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