Who is this frog?

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Who is this frog?

Postby Alison » Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:07 pm

Found him on the wall outside of our house.

Any ideas as to this little fella's id?
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Postby Evan » Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:36 pm

I think it is Tyler's Tree Frog (Litoria tyleri). I can't see the supertympanic line, can anyone else?

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Postby Brad M » Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:39 pm

Agreed, Litoria tyleri.

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Postby Alison » Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:59 pm

If it is a tyleri, then we must have a big specimen because it was around 80mm rather than the 60mm for the tyleri.

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Postby Evan » Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:24 pm

You might want to measure it with a ruler (if you estimated), as that is huge for any species which looks like that. What book are you using to look up your frogs, as it doesn't seem greatly reliable (that is a different size than given in my book).

Anyway, the sizes given in ID books are average sizes. They can still get much larger than what is in the book.

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Postby Donna » Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:02 pm

It looks to have the crossed pupils to me that I would associate with Litoria peronii.
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:oops: Edit: Silly me, so L. tyleri have crossed pupils too!

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Postby Evan » Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:21 pm

Not always, but yes they do have it.

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Postby Alison » Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:11 pm

The book I referred to is Brisbane Wildlife. Not terribly comprehensive, but then it is meant to be general in content rather than exhaustive.

I can't measure it anymore since it's gone. However, yes, the sizes given are probably just indicative anyway since there would be variability, just like in any organism.

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Postby manicackel » Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:47 pm

I saw a Litoria rothi in Tiaro in Queensland last year that must have been at least 70 mills long!!


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