Chiroleptes inermis Peters, 1867,

Miracle, Eulàlia Gassó, Van, Lars W., Ostende, Den Hoek & Arntzen, Jan Willem, 2007, Type specimens of amphibians in the National Museum of Natural History, Leiden, The Netherlands, Zootaxa 1482, pp. 25-68: 36

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Chiroleptes inermis Peters, 1867


Chiroleptes inermis Peters, 1867 

Peters, 1867. Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin: 30. Current name: Litoria inermis ( Peters, 1867) 

Syntype: possibly RMNH 1888, 1 spec. Loc.: Rockhampton, Australia. Ex: Museum Godeffroy, Hamburg.

Remarks. Other types are in the American Museum of Natural History in New York ( AMNH 23582) and the Naturhistorische Museum Wien in Vienna ( NHMW 18384, 2 spec.). Cogger et al. (1983: 44) regarded ZMB 5589 (3 specimens, in the Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) as the holotype of the species and considered the status of other syntypes as “apparently in error”. However, Peters (1867: 30) did mention several specimens from the Godeffroy Museum for his description: “Andere Exemplare ebendaher in der Godeffroyschen Sammlung.” If Peters indeed included those in his decriptions, RMNH 1888 could be a syntype.


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American Museum of Natural History


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