By James R. Turner
This ebook introduces the Australian frog fauna and encompasses a portray of, and distribution maps for every of the 213 species and five sub-species of Australian frogs at present recognized in 2003, more often than not in response to Dr. H.G. Coggers taxonomy. greater than a hundred and ten new species of Australian frogs were came upon and defined considering the fact that 1960. The 5 households of frogs came upon inside of Australia are handled, by way of info of the Genera inside of all the households. the person species are prepared in alphabetical order utilizing their universal identify. even if a Quickfind index is supplied on the entrance of the booklet to let these accustomed to medical names to move on to any kinfolk, Genus or particular species.
The textual content on every one species has transparent, designated details. the data during this publication is gifted in this kind of means, in an effort to make of price to readers from the layperson, naturalist via to the scientist. certainly someone who could have an curiosity in studying extra concerning the Frogs of Australia. the excellent reference checklist offers the reader entry to millions of medical papers and articles for extra examining.
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Inner metatarsal tubercle palecoloured. LOCALITY: WA, NT, Qld 42 FROGS OF AUSTRALIA Douglas’s Toadlet Dusky Toadlet LATIN NAME: Pseudophryne douglasi Main, 1964 FAMILY: Myobatrachidae HABITAT: Near permanent water in warm temperate semiarid gorges and canyons. DISTRIBUTION: Cape-Hamersley Range, WA. LENGTH: 23-30 mm ABUNDANCE: Sparse STATUS: Probably secure MEANING: Pseudophryne - “false-toad”, douglasi - “named after A. Douglas, Australian naturalist” BEHAVIOUR: Males call from burrows or other cover.
Males call after summer rains whilst floating. The call is an owl-like “whooo”. When handled it exudes large amounts of pale cream poisonous secretions. DEVELOPMENT: Eggs probably laid on surface of shallow pools; Tadpoles 40mm in length and bottom dwelling. DESCRIPTION: Reddish-brown above with darker markings, yellowish below with darker speckles. Dark bar along poorly developed fold above eardrum. Flanks paler. Skin smooth above and below. LOCALITY: Qld DESCRIPTION: The body is globular-like with short limbs.
LATIN NAME: Limnodynastes depressus Tyler, 1976 FAMILY: Myobatrachidae HABITAT: Tropical grassland. DISTRIBUTION: Beneath Lake Argyle, Ord River, WA also in NT LENGTH: 40 mm ABUNDANCE: Very sparse STATUS: Possibly endangered MEANING: Limnodynastes - “lord-of-the-marshes”, depressus - “flattened” BEHAVIOUR: Insufficient data DEVELOPMENT: Females make a frothy egg mass and in breeding condition they often have flanges on their fingers to help them mix air into the spawn. DESCRIPTION: Grey-brown above, cream below flushed with grey towards the front.
Frogs of Australia: An introduction to their classification, biology and distribution by James R. Turner