Ranoidea cultripes (Parker, 1940)

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

Cyclorana cultripes Parker, 1940, Novit. Zool., 42: 22. Holotype: BMNH 1908.2.25,33, by original designation; renumbered BMNH 1947.2.18.45 according to Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 36. Type locality: "Alexandria [Station], N[orthern]. T[erritory].", Australia.

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

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

English Names

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

Knife-footed Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 140; Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 42; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 26).

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


Northeastern Western Australia thence east through the southern and central Northern Territory to southwestern and central Queensland, northern New South Wales, and northeastern South Australia, Australia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia

Endemic: Australia


See Tyler and Martin, 1977, Rec. S. Aust. Mus., 17: 261–276, and Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 42, for accounts. 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: 15, provided a polygon distribution map (as Cyclorana cultripes).

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