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Heleioporus eyrei (Gray, 1845)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Limnodynastidae > Genus: Heleioporus > Species: Heleioporus eyrei

Perialia eyrei Gray, 1845, in Eyre, J. Exped. Discov. Cent. Aust. 1840–1841, Append.: 407. Syntypes: Not stated; by museum records BMNH 1947.2.19.80-83 (formerly 43.5.19.71-74), according to Parker, 1940, Novit. Zool., 42: 41, M.J. Tyler IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 395, and Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 16. Type locality: "Australia, on the banks of the river Murray", Western Australia, Australia.

Heleioporus insularis Loveridge, 1933, Occas. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., 8: 92. Holotype: WAM R4303, by original designation. Type locality: "Rottnest Island, Western Australia". Synonymy by Parker, 1940, Novit. Zool., 42: 40. Considered distinct; without discussion, by Wells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 3.

Heleioporus eyreiParker, 1940, Novit. Zool., 42: 40.

Perialia eyreiWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 3.

Perialia insularisWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 3.

English Names

Moaning Frog (Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 57; Tyler, Smith, and Johnstone, 1984, Frogs W. Aust.: 54; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 94; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 191; Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 56; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 76; Bush, Maryan, Browne-Cooper, and Robinson, 2010, Field Guide Rept. Amph. Perth Region, 2nd Ed.: 36).

Distribution

Southwestern Australia coastal plain, extending into the Darling Range, from just below Geraldton in the north to Esperance in the east.

Comment

See account by Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 56. See brief accounts by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 76-77, and Bush, Maryan, Browne-Cooper, and Robinson, 2010, Field Guide Rept. Amph. Perth Region, 2nd Ed.: 36.

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