Ranoidea gracilenta (Peters, 1869)

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

Hyla gracilenta Peters, 1869, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1869: 789. Holotype: ZMB 6618, according to Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 42. Type locality: "Port Mackay (Nordost-Australien)", Queensland, Australia.

Pelodryas granulata Peters, 1873, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1873: 417. Syntypes: ZMB 7708 (2 specimens) according to Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 43. Type locality: "Port Bowen [= Port Clinton] in N. O. Australien", Queensland, Australia. Provisional synonymy by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 383; Copland, 1957, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales, 82: 21.

Hyla fordii Günther, 1876, J. Mus. Godeffroy, 5: 47. Syntypes: Not stated; BMNH 1947.2.23.89-91 (formerly 74.8.11.20-22) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 90. Type locality: "Rockhampton", Queensland, Australia. Synonymy by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 383; Copland, 1957, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales, 82: 20.

Hyla luteiventris Ogilby, 1907, Proc. R. Soc. Queensland, 20: 31. Holotype: Originally in the "Museum of the Amateur Fisherman's Association of Queensland"; now AMS R4379 according to Cogger, 1979, Rec. Aust. Mus., 32: 174 (who considered it the holotype), although Shea and Sadlier, 1999, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus., 15: 6, note that the original description was based on two specimens. Type locality: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Synonymy by Loveridge, 1935, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 78: 7, 37; Copland, 1957, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales, 82: 21.

Litoria gracilentaTyler, 1971, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 19: 353.

Dryomantis gracilentaWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 5.

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

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

English Names

Dainty Green Tree Frog (Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 265; Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 96; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 132).

Graceful Treefrog (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 222).

Dainty Green 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: 132).

Dainty Tree Frog (Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 30).

Distribution

East coast of Australia from the north-eastern Queensland along the coast to northeastern New South Wales.

Comment

In the Litoria chloris group of Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 108. See Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 265, and Tyler, 1968, Zool. Verh., Leiden, 96: 97. In the Litoria aruensis group according to Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 10. Menzies and Tyler, 2004, Aust. J. Zool., 52: 203, noted that the Litoria aruensis group should be referred to as the Litoria gracilenta group. See comment under Litoria kumae. In the Litoria gracilenta group of Menzies and Tyler, 2004, Aust. J. Zool., 52: 203-204. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 30-31. Ranoidea bella, from the Cape York Peninsula, was segregated from this species by McDonald, Rowley, Richards, and Frankham, 2016, Zootaxa, 4171: 153–169. 

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