Litoria aurea or L.raniformis?

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Litoria aurea or L.raniformis?

Postby Swamp » Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:32 pm

Found this frog in Oberon, NSW, which is a known locality for litoria aurea but i'm not quite sure whether it may infact be litoria raniformis(unsure whether raniformis is found in Oberon). Any help from those in the know would be greatly appreciated.
PS the specimen was ofcourse released immediately after i took a few pics.
cheers Matt.
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Postby GrantW » Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:02 pm

That guy is actually Litoria verreauxii, although its weird seeing them in that green colour. Haven't been any bell frog records form the central tablelands in ages, aslo Oberon is actually an area where all 3 bell frogs may overlap.

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Postby Swamp » Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:41 pm

tnarg wrote:That guy is actually Litoria verreauxii, although its weird seeing them in that green colour. Haven't been any bell frog records form the central tablelands in ages, aslo Oberon is actually an area where all 3 bell frogs may overlap.

Cheers,
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Thankyou tnarg, i hadn't considered verreauxii... Any other verreauxii i have found in Oberon have been the usual brown/tan so the green and lack of yellow and black blotching near the groin threw me off track. Thanks again!


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