Notaden nichollsi Parker, 1940

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Myobatrachoidea > Family: Limnodynastidae > Genus: Notaden > Species: Notaden nichollsi

Notaden nichollsi Parker, 1940, Novit. Zool., 42: 63. Holotype: BMNH 1896.7.2.19, by original designation; renumbered as BMNH 1947.2.18.57 according to Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 24, and Tyler, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 400. Type locality: "Roebuck Bay, W[estern]. A[ustralia].", Australia.

English Names

Desert Spadefoot Toad (Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 72; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 104; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 95; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 241; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 96).

Desert Spadefoot (Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 105).

Ruby-spotted Orbfrog (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 223).


Northern Western Australia through the central part of the Northern Territory to southwestern Queensland, Australia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural resident: Australia

Endemic to the political unit: Australia


See account by Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 105. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 96–97. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 37, provided a polygon distribution map.

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