Uperoleia marmorata Gray, 1841

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

Uperoleia marmorata Gray, 1841, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 1, 7: 90. Holotype: Not stated; BMNH 41.2.215 give as "Type" by Parker, 1940, Novit. Zool., 42: 70, but given as (renumbered) BMNH 1947.2.19.88 (formerly 1836.12.3.130) by Tyler, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 407. Type locality: "Western Australia"; according to Tyler, Davies, and Martin, 1981, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 29 (79): 10, the actual type locality is likely south of the Prince Regent River within 35 km of the coast, Western Australia.

Uperoleia marmorata var. marmorataKeferstein, 1867, Nachr. Ges. Wiss. Göttingen, 18: 349, by implication.

Hyperolius (Uperoleia) marmoratusParker, 1881, Philos. Trans. R. Soc. London, 3: 134.

Hyperolia marmorataBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 267.

English Names

Yellow-spotted Toadlet (Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 219; Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 83).

Gray's Marbled Toadlet (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 96).

Marbled Toadlet (Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 330; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 154–155.).


Known only from the type locality in Western Australia which is believed to be near the mouth of the Prince Regent River.


Prior to the revision of Tyler, Davies, and Martin, 1981, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 29 (79): 10, Uperoleia marmorata was considered widespread in eastern New South Wales; now it is known only from the holotype. See account by Tyler and Doughty, 2009, Field Guide Frogs W. Aust., 4th ed.: 125. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 154–155. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 45, provided a polygon distribution map. 

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