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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Amphibia
Subclassis: Lissamphibia
Ordo: Anura

Familia: Myobatrachidae
Genus: Geocrinia
Species: G. alba – G. laevis – G. leai – G. lutea – G. rosea – G. victoriana – G. vitellina

Geocrinia Blake, 1973

Type species: Pterophrynus laevis Günther, 1864

Geocrinia Blake, 1973
Hesperocrinia Wells & Wellington, 1985


Blake, 1973, Aust. J. Zool., 21: 142.
Amphibian Species of the World 5.1 Geocrinia access date 21 June 2008

Vernacular names
English: Ground Froglets

Geocrinia is a genus of frogs in the family Myobatrachidae. These frogs are endemic to Australia.[1][2]

All the species in this genus were at some point referred to as Crinia. Further studies showed there was some considerable differences between this group of frogs and Crinia. These differences included; a slightly sturdier body, smoother skin on the ventral surface and the greatest difference, the reproductive nature, laying the eggs outside of water. Some species of Geocrinia go through the tadpole stage entirely in the egg capsule while others develop initially in the egg then hatch when sufficient rain falls for them to complete their larval development in water. Five of the seven species live in Western Australia while the other two species are confined to south-eastern Australia.

Geocrinia alba is considered critically endangered, due to habitat loss from expansion of the wine industry in Western Australia.

Common name Binomial name
White-bellied frog Geocrinia alba (Wardell-Johnson & Roberts, 1989)
Smooth frog Geocrinia laevis (Günther, 1864)
Lea's frog Geocrinia leai (J. J. Fletcher, 1898)
Walpole's frog Geocrinia lutea (Main, 1963)
Karri frog Geocrinia rosea (Harrison, 1927)
Eastern smooth frog Geocrinia victoriana (Boulenger, 1888)
Orange-bellied frog Geocrinia vitellina (Wardell-Johnson & Roberts, 1989)


Frost, Darrel R. (2016). "Geocrinia Blake, 1973". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
Harold Cogger (3 March 2014). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. Csiro Publishing. p. 87. ISBN 978-0-643-10977-3.

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