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.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia

Endemic: Australia


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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