Uperoleia littlejohni Davies, McDonald, and Corben, 1986

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Myobatrachoidea > Family: Myobatrachidae > Genus: Uperoleia > Species: Uperoleia littlejohni

Uperoleia littlejohni Davies, McDonald, and Corben, 1986, Proc. R. Soc. Victoria, 98: 175. Holotype: QM J45949, by original designation. Type locality: "Occupational licence 410, Burra Range, Qld (20°33′ [S], 145°05′ [E])", Queensland, Australia.

English Names

Red-speckled Gungan (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 223).

Littlejohn's Toadlet (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 96; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 330).


Northeastern and north-central Queensland south of the Cape York Peninsula, Australia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia

Endemic: Australia


Davies, Watson, and McDonald, 1992, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 116: 137–139, provided further information. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 146–147. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 45, provided a polygon distribution map. 

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