Ranoidea alboguttata (Günther, 1867)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Pelodryadinae > Genus: Ranoidea > Species: Ranoidea alboguttata

Chiroleptes alboguttatus Günther, 1867, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 3, 20: 54. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.20.6–7 (formerly 1867.5.6.78–79) (Cape York) and 1947.2.18.50–51 (formerly 1936.12.3.125–6) (Port Denison), according to Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 38. Type locality: "Port Denison [and], Cape York", Queensland, Australia.

Mitrolysis alboguttatusCope, 1889, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 34: 312.

Chiroleptes albopunctatusFletcher, 1894, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales, Ser. 2, 8: 525. Error for Chiroleptes alboguttatus Günther, 1867.

Cyclorana alboguttatusParker, 1940, Novit. Zool., 42: 20.

Litoria alboguttataTyler, 1974, Proc. R. Soc. Queensland, 85: 27.

Brendanura alboguttataWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 4.

Cyclorana alboguttataMeyer, Jamieson, and Scheltinga, 1997, J. Submicroscop. Cytol. Pathol., 29: 443.

Litoria (Cyclorana) alboguttataFrost, 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: 362.

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

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

English Names

Striped Burrowing Frog (Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 166; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 61; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 142; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 26).

Greenstripe Frog (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 222).

Australian Striped Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 59).


Northeastern Northern Territory, Queensland, south to central New South Wales, Australia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia

Endemic: Australia


Formerly in the Litoria aurea group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 12. Maxson, Tyler, and Maxson, 1982, Aust. J. Zool., 30: 643, and Boontheung, Gao, Brinkworth, Bowie, and Tyler, 2006, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 130: 1–9, suggested a close relationships to Cyclorana. See Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 166, for account. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 26–27. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 14, provided a polygon distribution map (as Cyclorana australis).

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