Ranoidea barringtonensis (Copland, 1957)

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

Hyla phyllochroa barringtonensis Copland, 1957, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales, 82: 45. Holotype: AMS R9502, according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 137, and Cogger, 1979, Rec. Aust. Mus., 32: 175. Type locality: "Cutler's Pass, Williams River, N[ew]. S[outh]. W[ales].", Australia. See comment.

Dryopsophus barringtonensisWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 5; Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 40. 

Litoria barringtonensisTyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 60, without discussion; Hoskin, Hines, Meyer, Clarke, and Cunningham, 2013, Zootaxa, 3646: 426–446.

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

English Names

Barrington Tops Frog (Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 60).

Distribution

Northeastern New South Wales in the vicinity of Gosford, Australia.

Comment

Litoria barringtonensis is sympatric with Litoria phyllochroa according to Wells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 5, with which it had been synonymized by Tyler, 1971, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 19: 352. Donnellan, McGuigan, Knowles, Mahony, and Moritz, 1999, Aust. J. Zool., 47: 289, implied that association of this name with known species is problematic because the type is a juvenile, with the result that Hyla phyllochroa barringtonensis Copland, 1957, might be a senior synonym of Litoria pearsoniana or a junior synonym of Litoria phyllochroa. Nevertheless, Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 60-61, recognized the species as distinct and provided a means to recognize it, so it is recognized here. Moreover, Hoskin, Hines, Meyer, Clarke, and Cunningham, 2013, Zootaxa, 3646: 426–446, discussed this species in comparison with Litoria kroombitensis and Litoria personiana and solidified the identification of the holotype and the validity of the nomenclatural recognition of this population. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 22, provided a polygon distribution map (as Litoria barringtonensis).  

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