compare a Litoria xanthomera with a dainty tree frog

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compare a Litoria xanthomera with a dainty tree frog

Postby mummyontheedge » Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:45 pm

how can you tell the difference between a Litoria xanthomera and a dainty tree frog?

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Postby GrantW » Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:23 pm

http://frogsaustralia.net.au/frogs/disp ... rog_id=193

http://frogsaustralia.net.au/frogs/disp ... rog_id=156

They are closely related but there are difference, mostly in legs, but also on the body, etc. check the pics.

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Postby Evan » Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:28 pm

Yeah, the legs are pretty obvious since Dainty's have blue thighs. Also, if it is a photo and you can't see the thighs, L. gracilenta often have a yellow line from the nostril to the eye.

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NO BLUE THIGHS

Postby mummyontheedge » Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:33 pm

ok this guy has that yellow line but no blue thighs

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Postby mummyontheedge » Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:39 pm

ewe i will have to say he is Litoria xanthomera.
after those pics you posted tnarg and by saying about that yellow line and blue thighs. as he has neither of those.
i will try to get some better photos tomorrow.

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Postby GrantW » Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:50 pm

trust me that frog is gracilenta, xanthomera is a very uncommon banana frog, while gracilenta is the most common.

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Postby Aaron » Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:27 am

Hmm to distinguish the three species currently in the Litoria chloris "group" - chloris, gracilenta and xanthomera...

L. chloris

- Distributed roughly from south of Townsville to the NSW Central Coast.
- posterior thigh colour is a purple-blue

L. gracilenta

- smaller than the other two species in the complex
- has granular skin in comparison to the other two
- thin pale yellow stripe that crosses the nostrils over the eye and tympanum
- posterior thigh colour can be mauve-brown

L. xanthomera

- confined to coastal rainforest and adjacent areas from Townsville to Cooktown
- posterior and anterior surfaces of the thigh are a rich orange colour

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purple thigh

Postby mummyontheedge » Sat Jul 21, 2007 10:37 am

i got him to stretch out today and his upper thigh has purple on it.

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Postby GrantW » Sat Jul 21, 2007 10:58 am

See like I said, Litoria gracilenta it is.


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