Ranoidea maculosa (Tyler and Martin, 1977)

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

Cyclorana maculosus Tyler and Martin, 1977, Rec. S. Aust. Mus., 17: 269. Holotype: SAMA R14719, by original designation. Type locality: "Daly Waters, Northern Territory", Australia.

Cyclorana maculosaDuellman, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 177. Agreement in gender.

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

Ranoidea maculosa — 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).

Daly Waters Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 164; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 22).


Known only from within 200 km of the type locality (Daly Waters), north-central Northern Territory, Australia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia

Endemic: Australia


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 maculosa).

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