Crinia riparia Littlejohn and Martin, 1965

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

Crinia riparia Littlejohn and Martin, 1965, Copeia, 1965: 319. Holotype: AMS R26161, by original designation. Type locality: "Alligator Gorge, 8 1/2 mi SSW of Wilmington, Lower Flinders Ranges, South Australia".

Ranidella ripariaBlake, 1973, Aust. J. Zool., 21: 141; Thompson, 1981, Aust. J. Zool., 29: 101.

Australocrinia ripariaHeyer and Liem, 1976, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 233: 12.

Crinia ripariaHeyer, Daugherty, and Maxson, 1982, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 95: 424; Read, Keogh, Scott, Roberts, and Doughty, 2001, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 21: 301.

Littlejohnophryne ripariaWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 3.

English Names

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

Streambank Froglet (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 295).

Southern Flinders Ranges Froglet (Donnellan, Anstis, Price, and Wheaton, 2012, Zootaxa, 3499: 14). 


The Southern Flinders Ranges from Mount Brown Conservation Park 15 km south of Quorn in the north to Napperby Gorge in the south, South Australia.


Odendaal, Bull, and Adams, 1983, Copeia, 1983: 275, reported genetic divergence from the morphologically similar Crinia signifera.  Odendaal and Bull, 1982, Aust. J. Zool., 30: 49–57, discussed the boundary with Crinia signifera. See account by Tyler, 1978, Amph. S. Aust.: 56-57. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 116-117. See account of redelimited species by  Donnellan, Anstis, Price, and Wheaton, 2012, Zootaxa, 3499: 1–26. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 13, provided a polygon distribution map.

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