Crinia deserticola (Liem and Ingram, 1977)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Myobatrachoidea > Family: Myobatrachidae > Genus: Crinia > Species: Crinia deserticola

Ranidella deserticola Liem and Ingram, 1977, Victoria Nat., Melbourne, 94: 255. Holotype: QM J22654, by original designation. Type locality: "Charleville, southwestern Queensland", Australia.

Crinia deserticolaHeyer, Daugherty, and Maxson, 1982, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 95: 426.

Ranidella deserticolaWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 4.

English Names

Chirping Froglet (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 222; Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 31).

Sparrow Froglet (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 93).

Sparrow Froglet (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 286).

Desert Froglet (Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 112).


Northeastern South Australia, northern New South Wales, Queensland, and eastern and northern Northern Territory to northeastern Western Australia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia

Endemic: Australia


See accounts by Tyler, 1978, Amph. S. Aust.: 57-58, and Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 31. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 112–113. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 12, provided a polygon distribution map.

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