Philoria kundagungan (Ingram and Corben, 1975)

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

Kyarranus kundagungan Ingram and Corben, 1975, Mem. Queensland Mus., 17: 335. Holotype: QM J23944, by original designation. Type locality: "Mistake Mountains (27° 53′ S, 152° 21′ E), about 800 metres above sea level, and 83 km southwest of Brisbane, SE. Queensland", Australia.

Philoria kundagunganCogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 24; Knowles, Mahony, Armstrong, and Donnellan, 2004, Rec. Aust. Mus., 56: 57.

Coplandia kundagunganWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 2.

English Names

Red-and-yellow Mountain-frog (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 223).

Red Tunnel Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 94).

Mountain Frog (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 245; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 78).


Great Dividing Range from Mistake Mountains west of Brisbane (extreme southeastern Queensland) south to extreme northeastern New South Wales, 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: 422. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 78–79. See Ellis, Doughty, and Roberts, 2017, Rec. W. Aust. Mus., 32: 15, for comments on the type series. Bolitho, Rowley, Hines, and Newell, 2021, Aust. J. Zool., 67: 231–240, reported on occupancy modelling, noting a very fragmented distribution for this species. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 38, provided a polygon distribution map. Bolitho and Newell, 2022, Sci. Rep. (Nature, London), 12(20215): 1–8, provided niche model maps as part of a discussion of the substantial range contractions expected under global warming.   

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