Papurana daemeli (Steindachner, 1868)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Papurana > Species: Papurana daemeli

Hylorana daemeli Steindachner, 1868, Sitzungsber. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Phys. Math. Naturwiss. Kl., 57: 532. Syntypes: NHMW 3244 (7 specimens), 16382 (2 specimens), according to Häupl and Tiedemann, 1978, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 2: 22, and Häupl, Tiedemann, and Grillitsch, 1994, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 9: 26. Type locality: "Cap-York [Queensland] in Australien".

Hylarana nebulosa Macleay, 1878, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales, 2: 137. Holotype: Presumed lost, incorrectly attributed to QM by Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 149-386, according to Covacevich, 1971, Mem. Queensland Mus., 16: 51. Fry, 1913, Mem. Queensland Mus., 2: 47, who examined the specimen, also attributed it to the QM. Type locality: "Cape York", Queensland, Australia. Synonymy by Boulenger, 1918, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 1: 242; Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 190.

Hyla nobilis De Vis, 1884, Proc. R. Soc. Queensland, 1: 129. Syntypes: Not designated, presumably originally in QM, now apparently lost; Type locality: "Cape York", Queensland, Australia. Synonymy by Boulenger, 1918, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 1: 242.

Rana novae-britanniae Werner, 1894, Zool. Anz., 17: 155. Holotype: Not stated; NHMW 33145, according to Häupl, Tiedemann, and Grillitsch, 1994, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 9: 32. Type locality: "Neu-Britannien". Synonymy with Rana kreffti by Boulenger, 1918, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 1: 241 (tentative); Roux, 1918, Rev. Suisse Zool., 26: 411; Van Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 206-207. Synonymy with Rana daemeli by Menzies, 1987, Aust. J. Zool., 35: 399.

Rana daemeliBoulenger, 1914, Trans. Zool. Soc. London, 20: 250.

Rana (Hylorana) daemeliBoulenger, 1918, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 1: 238. Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 126, 190.

Rana (Hylarana) daemeliVan Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 205.

Hylorana novae-britanniaeDeckert, 1938, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1938: 145.

Rana papua novaebritanniaeLoveridge, 1948, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 101: 307.

Rana (Hylarana) daemeliDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 42, by implication.

Rana (Papurana) daemeliDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 325.

Sylvirana daemeliFrost, 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: 370.

Hylarana daemeliChe, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 3, by implication.

Papurana daemeliFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 34. See comment under Ranidae record.

Papurana daemeli — Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 187. 

English Names

Wood Frog (Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia, Ed. 2: 113; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 377; Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 64).

Australian Bullfrog (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 223; Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 64).

Australian Wood Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 107; Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 64).

Water Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 377; Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 64; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 126).

Arhem Rana (Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 64).

Distribution

Entire New Guinea mainland, 0-1000 m elevation; New Hanover Island; New Britain I.; Yapen I.; Cape York Peninsula in northeastern Queensland and the northeastern border of the Gulf of Carpentaria in the Northern Territory, Australia

Comment

Prior to the revision of Frost, 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, placed in the Section Hylarana, subsection Hydrophylax, subgenus Papurana of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 324. See Menzies, 1992, Sci. New Guinea, 18: 119, for discussion of distribution in New Guinea. Removed from the synonymy of Rana papua by Boulenger, 1914, Trans. Zool. Soc. London, 20: XXX, where it had been placed by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 64. See account by Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 190. Günther, 2003, Faun. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierkd., Dresden, 24: 215, discussed the range and provided new records. Kraus and Allison, 2007, Herpetol. Monogr., 21: 33-75, provided an account. See comment under Hylarana milneana. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 126-127. Kraus, 2010, Herpetol. Rev., 41: 246-248, provided the record for New Hanover Island, New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea.

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