Philoria sphagnicolus (Moore, 1958)

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

Kyarranus sphagnicolus Moore, 1958, Am. Mus. Novit., 1919: 4. Holotype: AMS R16005 according to Shea and Sadlier, 1999, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus., 15: 12. Type locality: "5000 feet on Point Lookout, near Ebor, New South Wales", Australia.

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

English Names

Sphagnum Frog (Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 214; Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 74; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 94; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 249; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 80).


Along the eastern escarpment of the Great Dividing Range in northeastern New South Wales from Mount Hyland in the north to Gloucester Tops in the south, Australia.


See account by Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 214. Debavay, 1993, Aust. J. Zool., 41: 151–201, reported on developmental stages (as Kyarranus sphagnicolus) 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: 425. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 80-81.

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