Ranoidea brevipes (Peters, 1871)

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

Chiroleptes brevipes Peters, 1871, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1871: 648. Type(s): ZMB 7063 considered holotype, but considered lost, by G. Peters in Tyler and Martin, 1977, Rec. S. Aust. Mus., 17: 263. But, see Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 41, who considered there to have been two syntypes. Type locality: "Port Bowen" (=Port Clinton), Queensland, Australia.

Chiroleptes brevipalmatus Günther, 1876, J. Mus. Godeffroy, 5: 47. Syntypes: Not stated; BMNH 1947.2.18.52 (originally 1864.10.27.41, Port Denison), 1947.2.18.53 (originally 1867.3.4.37, Peak Downs), 1947.2.18.54 (originally 1876.3.4.55, Gayndah), according to Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 36, and museum records. Type locality: "Port Denison [= Bowen]", "Peak Downs", and "Gayndah", Queensland, Australia. Types originally in Godeffroy Museum according to Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 269. Synonymy by Loveridge, 1935, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 78: 12; Tyler and Martin, 1977, Rec. S. Aust. Mus., 17: 265.

Phractops brevipalmatusFry, 1915, Proc. R. Soc. Queensland, 27: 70.

Phractops brevipesNieden, 1923, Das Tierreich, 46: 523.

Cyclorana brevipesParker, 1940, Novit. Zool., 42: 21. Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 329.

Litoria (Cyclorana) brevipesFrost, 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 brevipes — Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 40.

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

English Names

Savannah Water-holding Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 52).

Short-footed Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 158; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 22).

Superb Collared-Frog (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 221).


Southeastern and Gulf region of Queensland and into extreme northeastern New South Wales, Australia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia

Endemic: Australia


Redefined and discussed by Tyler and Martin, 1977, Rec. S. Aust. Mus., 17: 263. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 22–23. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 15, provided a polygon distribution map (as Cyclorana brevipes).

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