Ranoidea cryptotis (Tyler and Martin, 1977)

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

Cyclorana cryptotis Tyler and Martin, 1977, Rec. S. Aust. Mus., 17: 271. Holotype: SAMA R14716, by original designation. Type locality: "Daly Waters, Northern Territory", Australia.

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

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

English Names

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

Hidden-ear Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 158; Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 41).


Isolated populations in northern Western Australia, Northern Territory, and northern Queensland, between latitudes 17° 20′ and 14° 30′ S.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia

Endemic: Australia


See accounts (as Cyclorana cryptotis) by Tyler, Davies, and Martin, 1982, Copeia, 1982: 260-264, and Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 41. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 24-25. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 15, provided a polygon distribution map (as Cyclorana cryptotis).

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