Crinia remota (Tyler and Parker, 1974)

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

Ranidella remota Tyler and Parker, 1974, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 98: 74. Holotype: SAMA R13524, by original designation. Type locality: "Morehead, [Western Province,] Papua New Guinea".

Crinia remotaHeyer, Daugherty, and Maxson, 1982, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 95: 426; Read, Keogh, Scott, Roberts, and Doughty, 2001, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 21: 305.

Tylerdella remotaWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 4.

English Names

Torrid Froglet (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 222; Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 62).

Paperbark Froglet (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 94; Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 62).

Remote Froglet (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 293; Reynolds, 2007, N. Terr. Nat., 19: 62).


Known only from near Morehead on the southern lowlands of Papua New Guinea but likely more extensively distributed, and northeastern Queensland and northern Northern Territory, Australia; possibly into adjacent Papua, Indonesia (western New Guinea).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia, Papua New Guinea

Likely/Controversially Present: Indonesia, Indonesia - Papua Region


See brief account by Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 59. Shea and Kraus, 2007, Zootaxa, 1514: 37-60, commented on types. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 114-115. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 13, provided a polygon distribution map for Australia.

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