Limnodynastes interioris Fry, 1913

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

Limnodynastes dorsalis var. interioris Fry, 1913, Rec. Aust. Mus., 10: 33. Holotype: AMS R5869 according to Cogger, 1979, Rec. Aust. Mus., 32: 169. Type locality: "Merool [= Mirroll] Creek, Riverina [District], New South Wales", Australia.

Limnodynastes interiorisMartin, 1972, Aust. J. Zool., 20: 183.

Platyplectrum interiorisWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 3.

English Names

Giant Banjo Frog (Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 62; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 94; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 88).

Giant Bullfrog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 187).


Central New South Wales, west of the Great Dividing Range and south to the Murray River, Australia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia

Endemic: Australia


Considered a distinct species by Martin, 1972, Aust. J. Zool., 20: 183, who also reviewed this species. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 88–89. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 20, provided a polygon distribution map.

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