Limnodynastes convexiusculus (Macleay, 1878)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Myobatrachoidea > Family: Limnodynastidae > Genus: Limnodynastes > Species: Limnodynastes convexiusculus

Ranaster convexiusculus Macleay, 1878, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales, 2: 135. Type(s): Not traced; reported as in the QM by Fry, 1913, Mem. Queensland Mus., 2: 46,and Goldman, Hill, and Stanbury, 1969, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales, 93: 429 this discussed and rejected by Covacevich, 1971, Mem. Queensland Mus., 16: 51; presumed lost by Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 17. Type locality: "Katow", Papua New Guinea; given as "Mawatta, Binaturi River, near Daru, Papua New Guinea (as Katow)" by Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 17.

Limnodynastes olivaceus De Vis, 1884, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales, 9: 66. Holotype: Not stated; BMNH 1947.2.18.78 (formerly 1895.9.2.25) according to Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 17. Type locality: "Mackay", Queensland, Australia. Synonymy with Limnodynastes tasmaniensis by Loveridge, 1935, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 78: 7; with Limnodynastes convexiusculus by Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 17. Recognized; without discussion, by Wells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 3.

Phanerotis novae-guineae Van Kampen, 1909, Nova Guinea, 9: 36. Syntypes: 5 specimens, all formerly in MZB, now AMS R6693 (according to Cogger, 1979, Rec. Aust. Mus., 32: 171), ZMA 5874 and FMNH (according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 59), according to Van Tuijl, 1995, Bull. Zool. Mus. Univ. Amsterdam, 14: 128, also MCZ and MZB Amph. 223 according to Iskandar and Mumpuni, 2003 "2002", Hamadryad, 27: 125, who discussed the distribution of the former syntypes. Type locality: "Merauke", Irian Jaya (New Guinea), Indonesia. Synonymy by Fry, 1913, Mem. Queensland Mus., 2: 47; Nieden, 1923, Das Tierreich, 46: 535.

Limnodynastes convexiusculusParker, 1940, Novit. Zool., 42: 54.

Ranaster convexiusculusWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 4.

Ranaster olivaceusWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 4.

English Names

Marbled Frog (Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 60; Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 223; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 176; Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 63; Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 62; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 86).

Convex Southern Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 104).

Australian Marbled Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 94; Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 63).

Garden Frog (Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 63).

Tropical Garden Frog (Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 63).

Distribution

Dry seasonal dry woodlands of southern New Guinea (Papua, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea) between Doak (Frederik Hendrik) Island and Wimpim near the mouth of the Fly River, also on Daru Island; northern tropical Australia from northeastern Western Australia to Queensland, Australia.

Comment

See account by Davies and Watson, 1994, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 118: 149–169. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 62–63, provided a brief account for New Guinea. See account for Western Australia by Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 62. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 86–87.

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