Metacrinia nichollsi (Harrison, 1927)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Myobatrachoidea > Family: Myobatrachidae > Genus: Metacrinia > Species: Metacrinia nichollsi

Pseudophryne nichollsi Harrison, 1927, Rec. Aust. Mus., 15: 284. Syntypes: MMUS (34 specimens); not located by Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 14; see also comments by Shea and Sadlier, 1999, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus., 15: 15. Type locality: "Pemberton, in the Karri country, 218 miles south of Perth", Western Australia.

Metacrinia nichollsiParker, 1940, Novit. Zool., 42: 93. Roberts and Maxson, 1989, Syst. Zool., 38: 154-165.

English Names

Nicholl's Toadlet (Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 66; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 94; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 261; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 130).

Forest Toadlet (Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 89).


Extreme southwest of Western Australia from Dusnborough south and east to Albany; a population in the Stirling Ranges.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia

Endemic: Australia


See account by Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 89. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 130–131. See Ellis, Doughty, and Roberts, 2017, Rec. W. Aust. Mus., 32: 16, for comments on the type series. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 34, provided a polygon distribution map. 

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