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By James R. Turner

ISBN-10: 9546421979

ISBN-13: 9789546421975

This ebook introduces the Australian frog fauna and incorporates a portray of, and distribution maps for every of the 213 species and five sub-species of Australian frogs presently known in 2003, as a rule in response to Dr. H.G. Coggers taxonomy. greater than one hundred ten new species of Australian frogs were came across and defined on the grounds that 1960. The 5 households of frogs came upon inside of Australia are handled, by way of information of the Genera inside all of the households. the person species are prepared in alphabetical order utilizing their universal identify. even though a Quickfind index is supplied on the entrance of the e-book to allow these acquainted with clinical names to head on to any relations, Genus or particular species.

The textual content on each one species has transparent, distinctive info. the knowledge during this ebook is gifted in this sort of manner, with a purpose to make of price to readers from the layperson, naturalist via to the scientist. certainly someone who could have an curiosity in studying extra in regards to the Frogs of Australia. the great reference checklist provides the reader entry to hundreds of thousands of medical papers and articles for extra examining.

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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. Yellow to olive green above, white below. As the name suggests a warty, black, red, white and yellow cross-like marking is visible on the back.

Murk” sound. Breeding occurs early in the northern wet season. DEVELOPMENT: Clumps of spawn are laid containing around 96 to 330 eggs. These float on the surface of temporary pools. Tadpoles develop in around 74 days. DESCRIPTION: Cream-brown above, cream or white below. A band with darker flecks runs down the back. A dark brown stripe runs from the snout through the eye and eardrum to the shoulder. A paler stripe runs below this, from the eye to the upper arm. Hind side of thighs yellow or orange.

DISTRIBUTION: Coast and hinterland from south-east Qld to Mackay. LENGTH: 25-30 mm ABUNDANCE: Insufficient data STATUS: Insufficient data MEANING: Pseudophryne - “false-toad”, raveni - “named for Dr. Robert Raven “ BEHAVIOUR: Lives under rocks and logs or in damp leaf litter. Breeds in soaks and temporarily flooded pools. Call is a long drawn out ratchet sound which rises and speeds up at the end. DEVELOPMENT: Breeds from September to March DESCRIPTION: A slender frog. Green above with many brown spots and whitish below.

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