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Sydney has been the site of a number of important studies into frogs, including the earliest studies on their ecology and taxonomy and probably the location of the specimen used for the first description of an Australian frog. At least five species are named from specimens collected in the Sydney region. Clearance of habitat within the region has been severe and many of the original study sites have been lost over time, including the sites of Launcelot Harrison, John Moore and David Woodruff. Loss of sites and species is not only a conservation concern, but leaves some taxonomic problems that may never be solved. Saving the remaining habitats and species in this heavily populated area represents a serious challenge to the current and future generations.

Adam, P. and Stricker, J. 1993. Wetlands of the Sydney Region. National Estate Grants Programme, Project no 55. Report by Nature Council of NSW.
Benson, D. and Howell, J. 1990 Taken for granted: The Bushland of Sydney and its Suburbs, Kangaroo Press, Sydney.
Dumeril, A. M. C. and Bibron, G. 1841. Erpetologie generale ou histoire naturelle complete des reptiles. Paris, Roret, vol. 8, ii.
Fletcher, J. J. 1889. Observations of the oviposition and habits of certain Australian batrachians. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 2: 357-387.
Harrison, L. 1922. On the breeding habits of some Australian frogs. Australian Zoologist 3: 17-34.
Jacobson, C. M. 1963a. Observations on distribution, behaviour and development in the Australian toad genus Pseudophryne Fitzinger. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 88 (1): 41-46
Jacobsen, C. M. 1963b. Developmental variation within the genus Pseudophryne Fitzinger. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 88: 277-286.
Keferstein, W. 1867. Ueber einige neue oder seltene Batrachier aus Australien und dem tropischen Amerika. Nachr. K. Gesell. Wiss. Georg-Augusta Univ., Gottingen no. 18.
Krefft, G. 1863. On the batrachians occurring in the neighbourhood of Sydney, with remarks upon their geographical distribution. Proc. Zool. Soc. London. 386-390.
Main, A. R. 1993. History of discovery of the anura. Pp 10-12 In Fauna of Australia, 2A Amphibia and Reptilia, Glasby, C.; Ross, G., and Beesley, P. (eds). Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
Moore, J. A. 1961. The frogs of eastern NSW. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 1121: 149-386.
Péron, F. A. 1807. Voyage de Découvertes, aux Terres Australes, exécuté par ordre de sa Majesté l'Empereur et Roi, sur les corvettes le Géographe le Naturaliste, et la göellette le Casuarina pendant les années 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803, et 1804: historique/rédigé par Péron et continué par M.L. de Freycinet (Atlas par M.M. Leseur et Petit). L'Imprimière Impériale: Paris 2 Vols and Atlas.
Roux-Esteve, R. 1979. Liste des Amphibiens et Reptiles des collections du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris, recoltes par Lesueur (1778-1846). Bulletin Trimestriel de la Société Géologique de Normandie et Amis du Muséum du Havre 66: 25-29
Stricker, J. 1989. Wetlands of the Sydney region. Final Report, National Estate Grants Program. Project No. 51. 1988/89.
Thumm, K. and Mahony, M. 2002. Evidence of continuous iteroparity in a temperate-zone frog, the red-crowned toadlet, Pseudophryne australis (Anura: Myobatrachidae). Australian Journal of Zoology 50: 151-167.
Thumm, K. and Mahony, M. 2006. The effect of water level reduction on larval duration in the red-crowned toadlet Pseudophryne australis (Anura: Myo batrachidae): Bet-hedging or predictive plasticity? Amphibia-Reptilia 27: 11-18.
Tschudi, J. J. 1838. Classification der Batrachier, mit Berucksichtigung der fossilen Thiere dieser Abtheilung der Reptilien. Mémoires de la Société des Sciences Naturelles de Neuchâtel 2: 1-99 2: 30-75.
Tyler, M. J. and Dobson, J. J. 1976. On the identity, authorship and fate of the type specimens of Rana caerulea. Herpetologica 29: 373-375.
White, A. 2007. Herpetofauna of the Malabar Headland. Herpetofauna 37: 36-41.
Woodruff, D. S. 1972. The evolutionary significance of hybrid zones in Pseudophryne (Anura: Leptodactylidae). Unpubl. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Melbourne.
Woodruff, D. S. 1978. Hybridization between two species of Pseudophryne (Anura: Leptodactylidae) in the Sydney Basin, Australia. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 102: 131-147.
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Adam, P. and Stricker, J. 1993. Wetlands of the Sydney Region. National Estate Grants Programme, Project no 55. Report by Nature Council of NSW.
Benson, D. and Howell, J. 1990 Taken for granted: The Bushland of Sydney and its Suburbs, Kangaroo Press, Sydney.
Dumeril, A. M. C. and Bibron, G. 1841. Erpetologie generale ou histoire naturelle complete des reptiles. Paris, Roret, vol. 8, ii.
Fletcher, J. J. 1889. Observations of the oviposition and habits of certain Australian batrachians. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 2: 357-387.
Harrison, L. 1922. On the breeding habits of some Australian frogs. Australian Zoologist 3: 17-34.
Jacobson, C. M. 1963a. Observations on distribution, behaviour and development in the Australian toad genus Pseudophryne Fitzinger. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 88 (1): 41-46
Jacobsen, C. M. 1963b. Developmental variation within the genus Pseudophryne Fitzinger. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 88: 277-286.
Keferstein, W. 1867. Ueber einige neue oder seltene Batrachier aus Australien und dem tropischen Amerika. Nachr. K. Gesell. Wiss. Georg-Augusta Univ., Gottingen no. 18.
Krefft, G. 1863. On the batrachians occurring in the neighbourhood of Sydney, with remarks upon their geographical distribution. Proc. Zool. Soc. London. 386-390.
Main, A. R. 1993. History of discovery of the anura. Pp 10-12 In Fauna of Australia, 2A Amphibia and Reptilia, Glasby, C.; Ross, G., and Beesley, P. (eds). Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
Moore, J. A. 1961. The frogs of eastern NSW. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 1121: 149-386.
Péron, F. A. 1807. Voyage de Découvertes, aux Terres Australes, exécuté par ordre de sa Majesté l'Empereur et Roi, sur les corvettes le Géographe le Naturaliste, et la göellette le Casuarina pendant les années 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803, et 1804: historique/rédigé par Péron et continué par M.L. de Freycinet (Atlas par M.M. Leseur et Petit). L'Imprimière Impériale: Paris 2 Vols and Atlas.
Roux-Esteve, R. 1979. Liste des Amphibiens et Reptiles des collections du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris, recoltes par Lesueur (1778-1846). Bulletin Trimestriel de la Société Géologique de Normandie et Amis du Muséum du Havre 66: 25-29
Stricker, J. 1989. Wetlands of the Sydney region. Final Report, National Estate Grants Program. Project No. 51. 1988/89.
Thumm, K. and Mahony, M. 2002. Evidence of continuous iteroparity in a temperate-zone frog, the red-crowned toadlet, Pseudophryne australis (Anura: Myobatrachidae). Australian Journal of Zoology 50: 151-167.
Thumm, K. and Mahony, M. 2006. The effect of water level reduction on larval duration in the red-crowned toadlet Pseudophryne australis (Anura: Myo batrachidae): Bet-hedging or predictive plasticity? Amphibia-Reptilia 27: 11-18.
Tschudi, J. J. 1838. Classification der Batrachier, mit Berucksichtigung der fossilen Thiere dieser Abtheilung der Reptilien. Mémoires de la Société des Sciences Naturelles de Neuchâtel 2: 1-99 2: 30-75.
Tyler, M. J. and Dobson, J. J. 1976. On the identity, authorship and fate of the type specimens of Rana caerulea. Herpetologica 29: 373-375.
White, A. 2007. Herpetofauna of the Malabar Headland. Herpetofauna 37: 36-41.
Woodruff, D. S. 1972. The evolutionary significance of hybrid zones in Pseudophryne (Anura: Leptodactylidae). Unpubl. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Melbourne.
Woodruff, D. S. 1978. Hybridization between two species of Pseudophryne (Anura: Leptodactylidae) in the Sydney Basin, Australia. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 102: 131-147.
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