Litoria dentata (Keferstein, 1868)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pelodryadidae > Subfamily: Litoriinae > Genus: Litoria > Species: Litoria dentata

Hyla dentata Keferstein, 1868, Arch. Naturgesch., 34: 284. Holotype: ZFMK 28808 (formerly Zool. Mus. Göttingen 123a), according to Böhme and Bischoff, 1984, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 19: 181. Type locality: "Neu-Süd-Wales", Australia. Also described as new by Keferstein, 1868, Nachr. Ges. Wiss. Göttingen, 1868: 329.

Litoria dentataTyler, 1971, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 19: 352.

Rawlinsonia dentataWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 6.

English Names

Bleating Tree Frog (Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 93; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 62).

Bleating Treefrog (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 222; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 59).

Keferstein's Tree Frog (Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 275; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 53; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 32).

Robust Bleating Tree Frog (Rowley, Mahony, Hines, Myers, Price, Shea, and Donnellan, 2021, Zootaxa, 5071: 23). 

Distribution

Along the coast of northeastern New South Wales from Taree and Upper Pappinbarra to at least as far north as the Queensland border (Border Ranges National Park), Australia, below 1250 m elevation; introduced on Lord Howe Island, Australia. 

Comment

See Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 275. In the Litoria rubella group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 41. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 32–33. Plenderleith, Smith, Donnellan, Reina, and Chapple, 2015, PLoS One, 10 (e0126287): 1–14, reported the introduced population on Lord Howe Island, Australia. Rowley, Mahony, Hines, Myers, Price, Shea, and Donnellan, 2021, Zootaxa, 5071: 1–41, revised the diagnosis and range, along with the naming of Litoria balatus and Litoria quiritatus from within the former range of nominal Litoria rubella; calls, morphology, and molecular markers were detailed. 

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