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.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia

Endemic: 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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