ID this frog for me please

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ID this frog for me please

Postby angel_saza » Sat Mar 24, 2007 5:17 pm

From another website..

"what type of frog is this found in near caboolture queensland"


Could it be a limnodynastes species? It's spots are similer to a spotted marsh, but the red warts have got me baffled..
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Postby Brad M » Sat Mar 24, 2007 5:32 pm

Thats an Opisthodon ornatus formally Limnodynastes ornatus the Ornate Burrowing Frog

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Postby Aaron » Sat Mar 24, 2007 5:34 pm

Yeah I agree with Brad.

The really light patch in between the eyes is a pretty good indication its Opisthodon ornatus.

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Postby angel_saza » Sat Mar 24, 2007 5:40 pm

Thanks guys

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Postby huntervalley » Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:01 am

Brad M wrote:Thats an Opisthodon ornatus formally Limnodynastes ornatus the Ornate Burrowing Frog

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hi Brad,

can you tell me about the Ornate Burrowing Frog name change please. When did this take place? Why are the name changes necessary?

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Postby GrantW » Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:36 am

The change took place last year, it included Lim ornatus and spenceri, they were both moved to Opisthodon. They are quite distinct from the rest of the Limnodynastes, this wasn't the first time a change was proposed.

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Postby huntervalley » Tue Mar 27, 2007 6:09 pm

hi tnarg,

thank you for your reply.

What are the major differences that necessitated the move?

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Postby GrantW » Tue Mar 27, 2007 6:30 pm

I'll have to read up on it, but there tadpoles are very different, how they develop and behave. Also I'm sure they are quite different genetically, which would probably have been the main reason to seperate them.

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Postby huntervalley » Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:31 pm

I've made some observations on how the tadpoles develop, but nothing scientific - just a photo record.

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Postby GrantW » Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:32 pm

Yeah, if you compare it to lim peronii or dumerilii or something else you will find they are very different.

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Postby Evan » Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:59 pm

She has Lim. tasmaniensis at her place, that would be a good comparison. The seperation was based purely on genetic differences, though it was suspected for the reasons Grant has said.

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