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Rheobatrachus vitellinus Mahony, Tyler & Davies, 1984:155

Northern gastric brooding frog, Eungella gastric-brooding frog, Stream frog, Northern platypus frog, Northern platypus frog

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Original scientific description:

Mahony, M., M.J. Tyler & M. Davies. (1984). A new species of the genus Rheobatrachus (Anura: Leptodactylidae) from Queensland. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 108(3): 155-162.

 

Conservation Status

Last Record: March 1985 (Cattle Creek, Eungella N. P.)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct

 

Distribution

Eungella National Park, mid-eastern Queensland, Australia

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

Holotype: QM J42529

Paratype: R111733

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Mahony, M., M.J. Tyler & M. Davies. (1984). A new species of the genus Rheobatrachus (Anura: Leptodactylidae) from Queensland. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 108(3): 155-162.

 

Other references:

Barker, J., G. C. Grigg, and M. J. Tyler. 1995. A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Edition 2. Chipping Norton, Australia: Surrey Beatty & Sons.

Couper, P. 1992. Hope for our missing frogs. Wildlife Australia. Brisbane 1992: 10-11.

Jean-Marc Hero, Keith McDonald, Ross Alford, Michael Cunningham, Richard Retallick. (2004). Rheobatrachus vitellinus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 10 February 2013.

Hoser, Raymond T. (1991). Endangered Animals of Australia. Mosman, NSW: Pierson & Co. 240 pp. [pp. 71]

Hutchinson, Mark N. and Maxson, Linda R. (1987). Biochemical studies on the relationships of the Gastric-brooding Frogs, genus Rheobatrachus. Amphibia-Reptilia 8(1): 1-11. [Abstract]

Ingram, G. J., A. E. O. Nattrass, and G. V. Czechura. 1993. Common names for Queensland frogs. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 33: 221-224.

Leong, A. S. Y., Tyler, Michael J. and Shearman, D. J. C. (1986). Gastric Brooding - a New Form in a Recently Discovered Australian Frog of the Genus Rheobatrachus. Australian Journal of Zoology 34(2): 205-209.

McDonald, K. R. (1990). Rheobatrachus Liem and Taudactylus Straughan & Lee (Anura: Leptodactylidae) in Eungella National Park, Queensland: distribution and decline. Trans. Roy. Soc. S. A. 114: 187-194.

McDonald, K.R. and Tyler, M.J. (1984). Evidence of gastric brooding in the Australian Leptodactylid frog Rheobatrachus vitellinus. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 1984: 226.

McNellie, M. and J.-M. Hero. (1994). Mission Amphibian: the search for the missing rainforest frogs of Eungella. Wildlife Australia Magazine, Summer 1994: 22-23.

Meyer, E. A., Hines, H. B., Clarke, J. M. and Hoskin, C. J. (2020). An update on the status of wet forest stream-dwelling frogs of the Eungella region. The Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 125: 97-115. [Abstract]

Shea, Glenn M. and Sadlier, Ross A. (1999). A catalogue of the non-fossil amphibian and reptile type specimens in the collection of the Australian Museum: types currently, previously and purportedly present. Technical Reports of the Australian Museum 15: 1-91.

Stuart, S. N., M. Hoffmann, J. Chanson, N. Cox, R. Berridge, P. Ramani, and B. Young eds., . 2008. Threatened Amphibians of the World. Barcelona, Spain; International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Gland. Switzerland; Conservation International, Arlington, Virginia, U.S.A.: Lynx Editions.

Tyler, Michael J. (1989). Australian Frogs. Victoria: Penguin Books Australia Ltd. [pp. 153-162]

Tyler, Michael J. (1997). The Action Plan for Australian Frogs. Canberra: Wildlife Australia.

Tyler, M. J., and F. Knight. 2009. Field Guide to the Frogs of Australia. Collingwood, Victoria, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

Winter, J. and McDonald, K. (1986). Eungella, the land of cloud. Australian Natural History 22(1): 39-43.

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