By James R. Turner
This booklet introduces the Australian frog fauna and contains a portray of, and distribution maps for every of the 213 species and five sub-species of Australian frogs at present regarded in 2003, quite often in keeping with Dr. H.G. Coggers taxonomy. greater than a hundred and ten new species of Australian frogs were chanced on and defined considering that 1960. The 5 households of frogs came upon inside Australia are handled, by means of info of the Genera inside of 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 publication to let these accustomed to clinical names to move on to any relatives, Genus or particular species.
The textual content on every one species has transparent, distinct details. the data during this publication is gifted in this sort of method, with the intention to make of worth 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 excellent reference record provides the reader entry to millions of clinical papers and articles for additional analyzing.
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Their call said to be identical to that of Litoria subglandulosa. DEVELOPMENT: Similar to that of L. subglandulosa. LATIN NAME: Pseudophryne dendyi Lucas, 1892 FAMILY: Myobatrachidae HABITAT: Temperate open grassland, forest or heathland. DISTRIBUTION: South-east NSW and eastern Vic. LENGTH: 22-35 mm ABUNDANCE: Insufficient data STATUS: Insufficient data MEANING: Pseudophryne - “false-toad”, dendyi - “named after A. Dendy, English zoologist” BEHAVIOUR: Usually solitary unless in breeding aggregations.
DEVELOPMENT:. Breeding females with flanges on 2nd and 3rd fingers; Egg masses have been seen from August to March on the mainland, and in September in Tasmania. Tadpoles mostly bottom dwelling and reach up to 90mm in length. DESCRIPTION: Colouring is pale yellowish brown with large olive green to dark brown spots which are elongated anteriorly but rounded and more numerous posteriorly. A distinct light-coloured stripe down the back. A pale raised stripe runs from the eye to above the arm. A dark stripe runs from the eye to the concealed eardrum.
The pupil is horizontal but diamondshaped and the toes have fringes and no webbing. Maxillary and vomerine teeth absent, snout elongated pointed from above, Tympanum not visible externally; Fingers slender, long, unfringed, unwebbed with prominent subarticular tubercles, well developed palmar tubercles; Toes slender, long, slightly fringed, unwebbed, metatarsal tubercles small, subarticular tubercles prominent but small. LOCALITY: NT, Qld DESCRIPTION: Brown to grey-brown above, yellowish-white below.
Frogs of Australia: An introduction to their classification, biology and distribution by James R. Turner