Ranoidea cyclorhynchus (Boulenger, 1882)

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

Litoria punctata Duméril, 1853, Ann. Sci. Nat., Paris, Ser. 3, 19: 149. Holotype: MNHNP 758, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 23. Type locality: "environs de Sidney", Australia (regarded as in error by Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 42. Secondary homonym of Hyla punctata Daudin, 1803. Synonymy with Hyla dimolops by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 415.

Litoria marmorata Duméril, 1853, Ann. Sci. Nat., Paris, Ser. 3, 19: 150. Syntypes: MNHNP 757 (2 specimens), according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 22. Type locality: "Sidney", Australia. Locality data for syntypes given only as "Australie" by Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 21. Synonymy by Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 42.

Hyla hyposticta Cope, 1866, J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, Ser. 2, 6: 85. Nomen nudum.

Hyla dimolops Cope, 1866, J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, Ser. 2, 6: 85. Nomen nudum.

Hyla dimolops Cope, 1870 "1869", Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., 11: 163. Replacement name for Litoria punctata Duméril, 1853. (Considered a synonymy of Hyla latopalmata by Loveridge, 1935, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 78: 7.)

Hyla thyposticta Cope, 1870 "1869", Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., 11: 163. Nomen oblitum. Replacement name for Hyla marmorata Duméril, 1853, which was a secondary homonym of Hyla marmorata Latreille, 1801, IN Sonnini and Latreille.

Hyla aurea var. cyclorhynchus Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 411. Syntypes: AMNH 62493 (formerly BMNH 70.8.29.8) and BMNH 69.7.22.3-7 (formerly 69.7.22.3-7) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 88. Type locality: "W. Australia". Noun in apposition. 

Hyla cyclorhynchusParker, 1938, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 11, 2: 304.

Litoria cyclorhynchusTyler, 1971, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 19: 352.

Ranoidea cyclorhynchaWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 6.

Litoria cyclorhynchaBarker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 103.

Dryopsophus cyclorhynchus — Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 40.

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

English Names

Spotted-thighed Frog (Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 93; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 62; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 66).

Spotted-thighed Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 59; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 103; Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 73).

Distribution

Southern coastal Western Australia: from near Albany (where it hybridizes with Litoria moorei) to Broomehill, Lake Varley, and Ravensthorpe; also from Dalyup River east to Israelite Bay and inland to Scaddan and Coragine Rock; known from Middle Island on the Recherche Archipelago.

Comment

In the Litoria aurea group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 12, and the Litoria aurea complex of Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 100. See account by Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 73, who suggested that this taxon may be conspecific with Litoria moorei. The species name is a noun in apposition. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 66-67.

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