Reference Material

Corroboree Frog Recovery Program


Corroboree Frog Scientific Articles and Technical Resources

  • Berger, L., Speare, R., Daszak, P., Green, D. E., Cunningham, A. A., Goggin, C. L., Slocombe, R., Ragan, M. A., Hyatt, A. D., McDonald, K. R., Hines, H. B., Lips, K. R., Marantelli, G. and Parkes, H. (1998). Chytridiomycosis causes amphibian mortality associated with population declines in the rainforests of Australia and Central America. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA, 95: 9031-9036.
  • Daly, J.W., Garraffo, H.M., Pannell, L.K., Spande, T.F., Severini, C. and Erspamer, V. (1990). Alkaloids from Australian frogs (Myobatrachidae): Pseudophrynines and pumiliotoxins. Journal of Natural Products. 53:407- 421.
  • Hunter, D. (2000). ‘Population demography and conservation of the Southern Corroboree Frog’ Master of Applied Science Thesis. University of Canberra.
  • Hunter, D., Osborne, W., Marantelli, G. and Green, K. (1999). Implementation of a population augmentation project for remnant populations of the Southern Corroboree Frog (Pseudophryne corroboree). Pp 158-167 in Declines and Disappearances of Australian Frogs ed by A. Campbell. Environment Australia: Canberra.
  • Hunter, D. (2007). ‘Conservation management of two threatened frog species in south-eastern New South Wales, Australia’. PhD thesis, University of Canberra.
  • Hunter, D., Osborne, W., Smith, M. and McDougall, K. (2009). Breeding habitat use and the future management of the critically endangered Southern Corroboree Frog. Ecological Restoration and Management, 10: 103-109.
  • Hunter, D. A., Speare, R., Marantelli, G., Mendez, D., Pietsch, R., and Osborne, W. (2010). Presence of the amphibian chytrid fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, in threatened corroboree frog populations in the Australia Alps. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 92: 209-216.
  • Hunter, D. A., Marantelli, G., McFadden, M., Harlow P., Scheele, B. and Pietsch, R. (2010). Assessment of reintroduction methods for the Southern Corroboree Frog in the Snowy Mountains region of Australia. Pp 72-76 in Golbal Re-introduction Perspectives: 2010 ed by P.S. Soorae. IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group, Abu Dhabi.
  • Lees C, McFadden MA, Hunter DA (2013) ‘Genetic management of Southern Corroboree frogs: workshop report and plan’. IUCN Conservation Breeding Specialist Group, Apple Valley, MN, USA.
  • McFadden MA, Hobbs R, Marantelli G, Harlow P, Banks C, Hunter DA (2013) Captive management and breeding of the Critically Endangered Southern Corroboree Frog (Pseudophryne corroboree) (Moore 1953) at Taronga and Melbourne Zoos. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 5(3), 70-87.
  • Morgan, M.J., Hunter, D., Pietsch, R., Osborne, W., Keogh, J.S. (2008). Assessment of genetic diversity in the critically endangered Australian corroboree frogs, Pseudophryne corroboree and Pseudophryne pengilleyi, identifies four evolutionarily significant units for conservation. Molecular Ecology 17:3448–3463.
  • Osborne, W. S. (1988). A survey of the distribution and habitats of Corroboree Frogs, Pseudophryne corroboree in Kosciusko National Park: with a reference to ski resort development. Report prepared for NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.
  • Osborne W.S. (1989). Distribution, relative abundance and conservation status of Corroboree Frogs Pseudophryne corroboree Moore (Anura: Myobatrachidae). Australian Wildlife Research, 6:537-547.
  • Osborne, W. S. (1990). The conservation biology of Pseudophryne corroboree Moore (Anura: Myobatrachidae): a study of insular populations. Ph.D. thesis, Australian National University, Canberra.
  • Osborne W.S. and Norman (1991). Conservation genetics of Corroboree Frogs, Pseudophryne corroboree: population subdivision and genetic divergence. Australian Journal of Zoology, 39:285-297.
  • Osborne W. S., Zentelis R. A. and Lau, M. (1996) Geographical Variation in Corroboree Frogs, Pseudophryne corroboree Moore (Anura: Myobatrachidae): A Reappraisal Supports Recognition of P. pengilleyi Wells and Wellington. Australian Journal of Zoology, 44: 569-587.
  • Pengilley, R. K. (1966). The biology of the genus Pseudophryne (Anura: Leptodactylidae). M.Sc. thesis, Australian National University, Canberra.
  • Pengilley, R. K. (1971a). The food of some Australian anurans (Amphibia). Journal of Zoology, Lond., 163: 93-103.
  • Pengilley, R. K. (1971b). Calling and associated behaviour of some species of Pseudophryne (Anura: Leptodactylidae). Journal of Zoology; Lond., 163: 73-92.
  • Pengilley, R. K. 1973. Breeding biology of some species of Pseudophryne (Anura: Leptodactylidae) of the Southern Highlands, New South Wales. Australian Zoologist, 18: 15-30.
  • Roberts, J. D. and Maxson, L. R. (1989). A molecular perspective on the relationships of Australian Pseudophryne (Anura: Myobatrachidae). Systematic Zoology 38: 154-165.
  • Scheele, B. C., Driscoll, D. A., Fischer, J. and Hunter D. A. 2012. Decline of an endangered amphibian during an extreme climatic event. Ecosphere 3 (11):101.
  • Skerratt, L. F., Berger, L., Speare, R., Cashins, S., McDonald, K. R., Phillott, A. D., Hines, H. B., Kenyon, N. (2007). Spread of chytridiomycosis has caused the rapid global decline and extinction of frogs. EcoHealth, 4:125-134.