Ranoidea moorei (Copland, 1957)

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

Hyla moorei Copland, 1957, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales, 82: 83. Synyptes: AMS R2347-57, R131740-52 (Perth); AMS R4953-54 (Western Australia); AMS R5297-300 (Albany); AMS R7476 (Donnybrook); AMS R7531 (Newcastle); AMS R7576-77, 7579-83 (Perth); AMS R7696 (Tudor, 27 mi. from Albany); AMS R7698-99 (Albany); AMS R10463 (SW Australia); AMS R10953, 131753-56 (near Perth); AMS R 11537 (Tambellup); AMS R 131735 (Western Australia); AMS R131736-39 (King George Sound); WAM 119 (Subiaco); WAM 301-02 (Denmark); WAM WAM 529-530 (East Perth); WAM 627 (Perth), WAM 1152-53 (Tambellup), WAM R1178 (Midland Junction), WAM 1210-13 (Lake Yanchep), WAM 2025-27, 6268-76 (Rottnest), WAM 3739 (Mt. Lawley), WAM 3800 (Elleker), WAM 4585 (Karridale), WAM 4664 (Lake Clifton), WAM 5980-81, 8539-40 (Pemberton), WAM 8404 (Bridgetown), WAM 8462 (Gin Gin), WAM 9459 (no data), MCZ (Perth), WAM R5981 (Pemberton), according to Shea and Sadlier, 1999, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus., 15: 6. WAM R5981 designated lectotype by Cogger, 1983, In Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 46. Type localities: "Perth, W.A.", "Coolgardie, W.A. [in error according to Shea and Sadlier, 1999, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus., 15: 6]", "Albany, W.A.", "Donnybook, W.A.", "Newcastle, W.A.", "Tudor, W.A.", "S-W Australia", "King George Sound, W.A.", "Subiaco, W.A","Denmark, W.A.","East Perth, W.A.", "Karridale, W.A.", "Pemberton, W.A.", "Gin Gin, W.A.", "Midland Junction, W.A.", "Lake Yanchep, W.A.", "Mt. Lawley, W.A.", "Elleker, W.A.", "Rottnest, W.A.", "Lake Clifton, W.A.", "Tambellup, W.A."; lectotype from "Pemberton, W[estern]. A[ustralia].", Australia.

Litoria mooreiTyler, 1971, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 19: 354.

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

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

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

English Names

Western Green and Golden Bell Frog (Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 100; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 63; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 60).

Bull Frog (Tyler, Smith, and Johnstone, 1984, Frogs W. Aust.: 71).

Moore's Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 104).

Motobike Frog (Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 78; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 66; Bush, Maryan, Browne-Cooper, and Robinson, 2010, Field Guide Rept. Amph. Perth Region, 2nd Ed.: 45).

Distribution

Southwestern Western Australia: from the Murchison Rivr south and east to Pallinup River, inland to Three Springs, Dalwallinu and Lake Dumbleyung; Rottnest Island.

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 Maxson, Tyler, and Maxson, 1982, Aust. J. Zool., 30: 643, and Tyler, Smith, and Johnstone, 1984, Frogs W. Aust.. See Shea and Sadlier, 1999, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus., 15: 6, for discussion of types. See account by Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 78, who noted a hybrid zone with Litoria cyclorhyncha with which it may be conspecific. See brief accounts by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 66-67, and Bush, Maryan, Browne-Cooper, and Robinson, 2010, Field Guide Rept. Amph. Perth Region, 2nd Ed.: 45. See Ellis, Doughty, and Roberts, 2017, Rec. W. Aust. Mus., 32: 23–24, for comments on the type series. 

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