Ranoidea occidentalis (Anstis, Price, Roberts, Catalano, Hines, Doughty, and Donnellan, 2016)

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

Cyclorana occidentalis Anstis, Price, Roberts, Catalano, Hines, Doughty, and Donnellan, 2016, Zootaxa, 4126: 469. Holotype: WAM R111826, by original designation. Type locality: "55 km E Newman, Pilbara, WA (23.4908°S, 120.3172°E)", Australia. http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:D5D8286A-E9B2-4FD8-B39A-304678C4ABD8

Ranoidea occidentalis — Temporary placement here (4 July 2016) pending appearance of evidence that recognition of Cyclorana does not render Ranoidea paraphyletic. 

English Names

Western Water-holding Frog (original publication). 


Arid or semi-arid areas of central Western Australia, south from about Karratha in the north to the Kalgoorlie area, and from the coast inland to Well 26 on the Canning Stock Route in the north and Mavis Rock in the south.  


 See Ellis, Doughty, and Roberts, 2017, Rec. W. Aust. Mus., 32: 21, for comments on the type series. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 16, provided a polygon distribution map (as Cyclorana occidentalis).  

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