Philoria frosti Spencer, 1901

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Myobatrachoidea > Family: Limnodynastidae > Genus: Philoria > Species: Philoria frosti

Philoria frosti Spencer, 1901, Proc. R. Soc. Victoria, 13: 176. Syntypes: NMV (7 specimens): NMV D8497 (last remaining syntype) designated lectotype by Coventry, 1970, Mem. Natl. Mus. Victoria, 31: 116. Type locality: "Mount Baw Baw, Victoria", Australia.

English Names

Baw Baw Frog (Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 73; 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: 243; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 80).


Higher elevations (above 1160 m) of the Baw Baw Plateau, Victoria, Australia.


See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 423. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 80–81. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 38, provided a polygon distribution map.

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