Crinia pseudinsignifera Main, 1957

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

Crinia pseudinsignifera Main, 1957, Aust. J. Zool., 5: 52. Holotype: WAM R36153, by original designation. Type locality: "Yorkrakine Rock, 15 miles north of Tammin", Western Australia, Australia.

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

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

English Names

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

False Western Froglet (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 293).

Bleating Froglet (Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 37; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 114; Bush, Maryan, Browne-Cooper, and Robinson, 2010, Field Guide Rept. Amph. Perth Region, 2nd Ed.: 32).


Southwestern Western Australia south of a line joining the lower Murchison River (near Kalbarri), Bonnie Rock, Bank Rock, and Nanambinia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia

Endemic: Australia


See comment under Crinia insignifera. See account, photograph, and map by Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 37. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 114–115. Roberts, 2010, J. Herpetol., 44: 654–657, discussed a hybrid zone with Crinia subinsignifera. See Ellis, Doughty, and Roberts, 2017, Rec. W. Aust. Mus., 32: 11–12, 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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