Uperoleia crassa Tyler, Davies, and Martin, 1981

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Myobatrachoidea > Family: Myobatrachidae > Genus: Uperoleia > Species: Uperoleia crassa

Uperoleia crassa Tyler, Davies, and Martin, 1981, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 29 (79): 34. Holotype: WAM R59951, by original designation. Type locality: "Amax Campsite, Mitchell Plateau (14° 15' S, 125° 50' E), Kimberley Division, Western Australia".

Uperoleia inundata Tyler, Davies, and Martin, 1981, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 29 (79): 39. Holotype: SAMA R17182, by original designation. Type locality: "Jabiru, East Alligator River Region, Northern Territory (126° 28′ S, 132° 56′ E)", Australia. Synonymy by Jaya, Tanner, Whitehead, Doughty, Keogh, Moritz, and Catullo, 2022, Mol. Ecol., 31: 4538. 

English Names

Forest Toadlet (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 95).

Fat Toadlet (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 322; Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 122; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 156–157).

Floodplain Gungan (Uperoleia inundata [no longer recognized]: Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 223; Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 63).

Mottled Toadlet (Uperoleia inundata [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 95; Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 63).

Flood Plain Toadlet (Uperoleia inundata [no longer recognized]: Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 325; Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 63).

Floodplain Toadlet (Uperoleia inundata [no longer recognized]: Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 63; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 150).

Floodplain Upe (Uperoleia inundata [no longer recognized]: Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 63).

Northern Seep Frog (Uperoleia inundata [no longer recognized]: Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 63).

Distribution

Kimberley Division of Western Australia including Truscott, Mitchell Plateau, Prince Regent River Nature Reserve, Monington Station, and Drysdale River Station; floodplains east of extreme northern Western Australia east through northern Northern Territory to northwestern Queensland, Australia. 

Comment

See account (as Uperoleia inundata) by Davies, McDonald, and Corben, 1986, Proc. R. Soc. Victoria, 98: 147–188. See brief accounts (as Uperoleia crassa and Uperoleia inundata) by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 150–151, 156–157. See account by Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 122. See Ellis, Doughty, and Roberts, 2017, Rec. W. Aust. Mus., 32: 18, for comments on the type series. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 44–45, provided polygon distribution maps, as Uperoleia crassa and Uperoleia inundataJaya, Tanner, Whitehead, Doughty, Keogh, Moritz, and Catullo, 2022, Mol. Ecol., 31: 4527–4543, reported on mitogenomics, phylogeography, and unidirectional hybridization with Uperoleia borealis, as well as placing Uperoleia inundata into the synonymy of Uperoleia crassa.  

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