Ranoidea dayi (Günther, 1897)

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

Hyla dayi Günther, 1897, Novit. Zool., 4: 406. Holotype: Deposition not stated, although presumably the Tring Museum; now lost according to Tyler, 1968, Ark. Zool., Ser. 2, 20: 502, and Czechura, Ingram, and Liem, 1987, Rec. Aust. Mus., 39: 333; NHMW 17187 (holotype of Nyctimystes vestigia) designated neotype by Czechura, Ingram, and Liem, 1987, Rec. Aust. Mus., 39: 335. Type locality: "Bartle Frere Mountains", northeastern Queensland, Australia.

Hyla tympanocryptis Andersson, 1916, K. Svensk. Vetensk. Akad. Handl., 52: 19. Holotype: NHRM 1649, according to Tyler, 1968, Ark. Zool., Ser. 2, 20: 501. Type locality: "Malanda", Queensland, Australia. Synonymy by Loveridge, 1935, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 78: 7; Copland, 1957, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales, 82: 20; Czechura, Ingram, and Liem, 1987, Rec. Aust. Mus., 39: 335.

Nyctimystes hosmeri Tyler, 1964, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 88: 111. Holotype: AMNH 65538, by original designation. Type locality: "Tully Falls, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia". Synonymy by Czechura, Ingram, and Liem, 1987, Rec. Aust. Mus., 39: 335.

Nyctimystes vestigia Tyler, 1964, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 88: 113. Holotype: NHMW 17187, by original designation. Type locality: "Mount Bartle Frere, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia". Synonymy by Czechura, Ingram, and Liem, 1987, Rec. Aust. Mus., 39: 335.

Nyctimystes tympanocryptisTyler, 1968, Ark. Zool., Ser. 2, 20: 501.

Nyctimystes dayi — Czechura, Ingram, and Liem, 1987, Rec. Aust. Mus., 39: 335 

Litoria dayiFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 362; Kraus, 2013, Mem. Queensland Mus., 56: 581–587.

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

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

English Names

Australian Lace-lid (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 222; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 44; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 50).

Day's Big-eyed Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 60).

Distribution

Rainforests of northeastern Queensland from Paluma to Cookstown, Australia, at elevations of sea level to 1200 m. .

Comment

See Czechura, Ingram, and Liem, 1987, Rec. Aust. Mus., 39: 333-338, for discussion of systematics (as Nyctimystes dayi). See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 264, within which M. Cunningham noted that two divergent genetic lineages exist. Kraus, 2013, Mem. Queensland Mus., 56: 581-587, remedied the polyphyly of nominal Nyctimystes by retaining this species in Litoria and recognizing a monophyletic Nyctimystes, which renders Litoria paraphyletic. See comment under Litoria. Bell, MacKenzie, Hickerson, Chavarría, Cunningham, Williams, and Moritz, 2012, Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. B, Biol. Sci., 279: 991–999, reported on molecular phylogeography. Anstis, Rowley, and Altig, 2016, Zootaxa, 4126: 146–150, reported on larval morphology (as Litoria dayi). 

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