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Pseudophryne is a genus of small Myobatrachid frogs. All of these frogs are small terrestrial frogs, and as such, most species are commonly called toadlets (pseudo- meaning deceptive, phryne meaning toad). The genus comprises thirteen species, ten from eastern Australia, and three from Western Australia. Species within the Pseudophryne genus lay their eggs on moist ground. The tadpoles develop within the eggs, and once they reach hatching size, will become dormant. Once sufficient rain occurs to flush the eggs into a creek or river, the eggs will hatch and release tadpoles into the water. Many of the species within this genus have the ability to form hybrids.


There are thirteen species from the Pseudophryne genus:

Common nameBinomial name
Red-crowned ToadletPseudophryne australis (Gray, 1835)
Bibron’s ToadletPseudophryne bibronii Günther, 1859
Red-backed ToadletPseudophryne coriacea Keferstein, 1868
Corroboree FrogPseudophryne corroborree Moore, 1953
Magnificent Brood FrogPseudophryne covacevichae, Ingram and Corben, 1994
Southern ToadletPseudophryne dendyi Lucas, 1892
Douglas’ ToadletPseudophryne douglasi Main, 1964
Günther's ToadletPseudophryne guentheri Boulenger, 1882
Large ToadletPseudophryne major Parker, 1940
Orange-crowned ToadletPseudophryne occidentalis Parker, 1940
Northern Corroboree FrogPseudophryne pengilleyi Wells and Wellington, 1985
Copper-backed brood frogPseudophryne raveni Ingram and Corben, 1994
Southern ToadletPseudophryne semimarmorata Lucas, 1892


  • Barker, J.; G.C. Grigg, M.J. Tyler (1995). A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty & Sons. ISBN 0-949324-61-2. 
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