Globally extinct (EX) (Source: IUCN Red List)


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    • Rheobatrachus vitellinus
  • English
    • Northern Gastric Brooding Frog
    • Eungella Gastric-brooding Frog

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Description from Wikipedia

The gastric-brooding frogs or platypus frogs (Rheobatrachus) were a genus of ground-dwelling frogs native to Queensland in eastern Australia. The genus consisted of only two species, both of which became extinct in the mid-1980s. The genus was unique because it contained the only two known frog species that incubated the prejuvenile stages of their offspring in the stomach of the mother.


Conservation Summary

    Source: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. . Downloaded on 10 November 2011.