Pseudophryne australis (Gray, 1835)

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

Bombinator australis Gray, 1835, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1835: 57. Holotype: Not stated; given as BMNH 1947.2.20.17 (formerly 1936.12.3.132) by Parker, 1940, Novit. Zool., 42: 102, Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 25. Type locality: "Swan River . . . . Australia"; Parker, 1940, Novit. Zool., 42: 102, argued that the type locality is in error because the known distribution of this species is in New South Wales, whereas the Swan River is in Western Australia; see also Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 239.

Phryniscus australisDuméril and Bibron, 1841, Erp. Gen., 8: 725. Gray, 1845, in Eyre, J. Exped. Discov. Cent. Aust. 1840–1841, Append.: 407.

Bufonella crucifera Girard, 1853, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 6: 424. Syntypes: Not stated; although presumably originally in USNM; not located by Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 25. Type locality: "New Holland" = Australia. Synonymy by Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 25.

Phryniscus albifrons Duméril, Bibron, and Duméril, 1854, Erp. Gen., 9: 413. Syntypes: Presumably original in MNHNP; not found by Cogger, Cameron, and Cogger, 1983, Zool. Cat. Aust., Amph. Rept., 1: 25. Type locality: Not stated. Synonymy by Günther, 1859 "1858", Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus.: 45; Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 277.

Pseudophryne australisGünther, 1859 "1858", Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus.: 45. Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 277; Heyer and Liem, 1976, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 233: 12..

Pseudophryne bibroni var. australisKeferstein, 1868, Arch. Naturgesch., 34: 272. Based on specimens of Pseudophryne coriacea according to Parker, 1940, Novit. Zool., 42: 100.

Buffonella crucigeraKeferstein, 1868, Arch. Naturgesch., 34: 272. Incorrect subsequent spelling of Bufonella crucifera.

English Names

Red-crowned Toadlet (Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 235; Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 76; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 95; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 264; Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 138).

Hawksburgy Toadlet (Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 235).

Distribution

Sawksbury Sandstone region from the Royal National Park in the south to Gosford and Newcastle in the north, Sydney region of New South Wales, Australia.

Comment

See Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 235. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 463. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 138-139.

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