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  Tyler's Toadlet (Uperoleia tyleri)





Tyler's Toadlet | Uperoleia tyleri photo
Jervis Bay Territory, New South Wales.

Image by Grant Webster - GNU Free Documentation License.    (view image details)



TYLER'S TOADLET FACTS

Description
Tyler's Toadlet is a dark brown or light brown frog with some orange or yellow spotting on the back. There is an indistinct pale mark on the crown of the head. It has a pale yellow patch in the armpits, and a yellow thigh patch. The underside is dark blue or black. It is similar in appearance to the Smooth Toadlet, but has different coloured underside and thigh patch.

Size
up to 35mm

Habitat
dams and swamps in heathland, forest and cleared land

Range
coastal areas in southern New South Wales and eastern Victoria



Classification
Class:Amphibia
Order:Anura
Family:Myobatrachidae
Genus:Uperoleia
Species:tyleri
Common Name:Tyler's Toadlet

Relatives in same Genus
  Dusky Toadlet (U. fusca)
  Smooth Toadlet (U. laevigata)