Paracrinia haswelli (Fletcher, 1894)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Myobatrachoidea > Family: Myobatrachidae > Genus: Paracrinia > Species: Paracrinia haswelli

Crinia haswelli Fletcher, 1894, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales, Ser. 2, 8: 522. Syntypes: 5 specimens mentioned in original publication; AMS R10335, R49816-18, another syntype lost, according to Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 24. Shea and Sadlier, 1999, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus., 15: 11, suggested that the missing fifth syntype might be AMS R131710. Type locality: "Near the head of Jervis Bay", New South Wales, Australia.

Crinia affinis haswelliLoveridge, 1935, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 78: 7.

Paracrinia haswelliHeyer and Liem, 1976, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 233: 12.

English Names

Haswell's Frog (Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 224; Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 52; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 104; ; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 95).

Haswell's Toadlet (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 281).


Eastern seaboard of New South Wales and eastern Victoria, Australia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia

Endemic: Australia


See account by Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 224. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 110–111. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 37, provided a polygon distribution map.

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