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.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia

Endemic: 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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