Help with ID of Northern Territory frog

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Help with ID of Northern Territory frog

Postby Steigus » Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:05 pm

Hi.

A friend has sent me this photo of a frog he photographed today at Mutijulu Waterhole near Uluru NT. I haven't any idea as to the species. Can anyone help please
Thanks
Marlene.
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Postby Evan » Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:17 pm

I'm leaning towards a juvenile Cyclorana maini, but I could be proved wrong. My ID is based mostly on the head stripe and distribution.

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Postby GrantW » Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:35 am

I agree with Evan on Cyclorana maini.

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Postby Steigus » Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:33 pm

Hi Evan & Grant, Thanks for replies. I have Micheal Tyler & Margaret Davies book "Frogs of the NT" but still found it difficult to find something that looked similar.
There doesn't appear to be a great deal of coverage for the area around Uluru.
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Postby Evan » Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:27 pm

Barker, Grigg and Tyler is the best ID book, and it covers all of Australia. I still found it pretty hard to ID, but it is because of the photo. The view is very bad for IDing anything from that area.

Just a good tool to use. Go to frogs.org.au/frogs and use the regional guide. It narrows down to all the frogs of that region.

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