Philoria loveridgei Parker, 1940

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Myobatrachoidea > Family: Limnodynastidae > Genus: Philoria > Species: Philoria loveridgei

Philoria loveridgei Parker, 1940, Novit. Zool., 42: 60. Holotype: BMNH 1933.4.8.6, by original designation; renumbered BMNH 1947.2.19.94 according to Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 24, and Tyler, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 395. Type locality: "McPherson Range, 3–4,000 ft., S[outh]. Queensland", Australia. Shea, 2005, Mem. Queensland Mus., 51: 524, discussed the itinerary of the collector and suggested that the type locality lies within Lamington National Park, within that part of the park that is within the known distribution of the species.

Kyarranus loveridgeiMoore, 1958, Am. Mus. Novit., 1919: 7.

Philoria loveridgeiCogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 24; Knowles, Mahony, Armstrong, and Donnellan, 2004, Rec. Aust. Mus., 56: 57.

English Names

Loveridge's Frog (Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 216; Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 74; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 94; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 247; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 78).

Masked Mountain-frog (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 223).

Distribution

Endemic to Australia: Rainforests of the Tweed caldera, a landform comprising the eroded caldera and central cone of the ancient Tweed Volcano; the northern rim of the caldera is the eastern McPherson Range that includes the Lamington and Springbrook Plateaus in Queensland, while the western rim forms the Tweed Range in NSW, and the southern rim the Nightcap Range in New South Wales, with Wollumbin in New South Wales the central cone of the volcano/ 

Comment

See account by Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 216. Knowles, Mahony, Armstrong, and Donnellan, 2004, Rec. Aust. Mus., 56: 65, noted some incertainty as to whether the holotype is conspecific with populations currently referred to as Philoria loveridgei or Philoria richmondensis. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 424. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 78–79. See account by Mahony, Hines, Bertozzi, Bradford, Mahony, Newell, Clarke, and Donnellan, 2022, Zootaxa, 5104: 229–231.

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