Pseudophryne semimarmorata Lucas, 1892

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Myobatrachoidea > Family: Myobatrachidae > Genus: Pseudophryne > Species: Pseudophryne semimarmorata

Pseudophryne semi-marmorata Lucas, 1892, Proc. R. Soc. Victoria, 4: 63. Syntypes: Not stated; considered to include NMV D7195-96, D7234-37, D7259; NMV D7196 designated lectotype by Coventry, 1970, Mem. Natl. Mus. Victoria, 31: 117. Type localities: "Oakleigh, Heidelberg,Ringwood, Narre Warren, Waterloo, [and] Grampians", Victoria, Australia. Restricted to Grampian Ranges, Victoria, Australia, by lectotype designation.

Pseudophryne bibronii var. semimarmorataFletcher, 1898, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales, Ser. 2, 12: 665.

Pseudophryne blanchardi Loveridge, 1933, Occas. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., 8: 91. Holotype: MCZ 19259, by original designation. Type locality: Millgrove, Victoria", Australia. Synonymy by Parker, 1940, Novit. Zool., 42: 99.

Pseudophryne semimarmorataParker, 1940, Novit. Zool., 42: 99. Heyer and Liem, 1976, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 233: 12.

English Names

Southern Toadlet (Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 79; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 95; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 279).


Extreme southeast of South Australia, southern Victoria, and eastern Tasmania, Australia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia

Endemic: Australia


See accounts by Tyler, 1978, Amph. S. Aust.: 49–50, and Martin and Littlejohn, 1982, Tasman. Amph.: 38–39. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 138–139. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 41, provided a polygon distribution map.

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