Ranoidea splendida (Tyler, Davies, and Martin, 1977)

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

Litoria splendida Tyler, Davies, and Martin, 1977, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 101: 133. Holotype: WAM R56840, by original designation. Type locality: "Lake Argyle Tourist Village, Kimberley Division, northern Western Australia".

Pelodryas splendidaWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 6; Savage, 1986, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 99: 43.

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

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

English Names

Splendid Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 61; Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 83).

Magnificent Tree Frog (Tyler, Smith, and Johnstone, 1984, Frogs W. Aust.: 75; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 64; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 116; Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 83; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 44).

Distribution

Kimberley Divison of Western Australia (south to Kimbolton, Napier Downs, and Purnululu National Park) and adjacent Northern Territory (Keep River National Park), Australia.

Comment

In the Litoria caerulea group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 19. See account by Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 83. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 44–45. See Ellis, Doughty, and Roberts, 2017, Rec. W. Aust. Mus., 32: 22–25, for comments on the type series. 

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