Uperoleia mjobergii (Andersson, 1913:19)

Mjoberg’s toadlet



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Pseudophryne mjobergii Andersson, 1913:19 (basionym)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1913 or before

Rediscovered in February 1980



Fitzroy River plains and surrounding area, Western Australia


Biology & Ecology

"Ecology: terrestrial, burrowing, nocturnal, swamp, predator; breeds in swamps, oviparous, arthropod-feeder, cryptozoic."

(Cogger et al., 1983:33)



Syntypes: NHRM 1567 (2 specimens) (Cogger et al., 1983:33)

Type locality: Noonkambah, Kimberley Division, north-western Australia, W. A. (Cogger et al., 1983:33)






Original scientific description:

Andersson, L. G. (1913). Results of Dr E. Mjöberg's Swedish Scientific Expeditions to Australia 1910–1913. 4. Batrachians. K. Svenska Vetenskaps Akad. Handl. (ns) 52: 1-26.


Other references:

Cogger, Harold G., Cameron, Elizabeth E. and Cogger, Heather M. (1983). Myobatrachidae, pp. 12-34. In: Zoological Catalogue of Australia. I. Amphibia and Reptilia. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service. vi + 313 pp. [p. 33]

Cutajar, Timothy P., Portway, Christopher D., Gillard, Grace L. and Rowley, Jodi J. L. (2022). Australian Frog Atlas: Species’ Distribution Maps Informed by the FrogID Dataset. Technical Reports of the Australian Museum Online 36: 1-48.

Farman, Roy M., Archer, Michael and Hand, Suzanne J. (2023). A geometric morphometric analysis of variation in Australianfrog ilia and taxonomic interpretations. Journal of Morphology 284(10): e21642.

Jean-Marc Hero, Dale Roberts. (2004). Uperoleia mjobergii. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 24 February 2013.

Main, A. R. (1965). Frogs of southern Western Australia. West. Aust. Nat. Club Handbook 8: 1-73.

Tyler, Michael J., Davies, Margaret, and Martin, Angus A. (1981a). Australian frogs of the leptodactylid genus Uperoleia Gray. Aust. J. Zool. Suppl. 79. [includes a redescription of this species]

Tyler, Michael J., Davies, Margaret, and Martin, Angus A. (1981b). New and rediscovered species of frogs from the Derby-Broome area of Western Australia. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 9(2): 147-172.

Tyler, M.J., Smith, L.A. and Johnstone, R.E. (1994). Frogs of Western Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth.


<< Back to the Anura (Frogs and Toads) database