Crinia parinsignifera Main, 1957

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

Crinia parinsignifera Main, 1957, Aust. J. Zool., 5: 53. Holotype: WAM R38735, by original designation. Type locality: "Kingston-on-Murray, S[outh]. A[ustralia].", Australia.

Ranidella parinsigniferaBlake, 1973, Aust. J. Zool., 21: 141; Heyer and Liem, 1976, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 233: 12.

Crinia parinsigniferaHeyer, Daugherty, and Maxson, 1982, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 95: 426; Read, Keogh, Scott, Roberts, and Doughty, 2001, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 21: 302..

English Names

Eastern Brown Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 103).

Beeping Froglet (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 222).

Murray River Froglet (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 94).

Eastern Sign-bearing Froglet (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 286; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 114).


Southeast of Australia, extending west into southeastern South Australia along the Murray River, east and through most of Victoria, and north into the eastern two-thirds of New South Wales, and southeastern Queensland.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia

Endemic: Australia


See account (as Ranidella parinsignifera) by Tyler, 1978, Amph. S. Aust.: 55–56. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 114–115. See Ellis, Doughty, and Roberts, 2017, Rec. W. Aust. Mus., 32: 11, for comments on the type series. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 13, provided a polygon distribution map.  

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