Pobblebonk subspecies

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Pobblebonk subspecies

Postby Jenise » Tue May 15, 2007 9:02 pm

Hi. I realise that this picture is of a pobblebonk but could you help me in identifying what subspecies it is. It is located in east gippsland / sale.

Thanks for your help.
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Postby samehada » Tue May 15, 2007 11:45 pm

on frogs.org.au it says there is only there is only Limnodynastes dumerili dumerili in east gippsland.

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Postby GrantW » Wed May 16, 2007 7:31 am

In East Gippsland it dumierlii insularis, dumerilii dumerilii is found frther inland, however that frogs a bit hard to classify it has features of both subspeices, but due to the presence of blue i'd say insularis.

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Postby Aaron » Wed May 16, 2007 7:32 am

Hi,

Samehada I dont think the frogs.org site goes into any detail with the Lim. dumerilli subspecies. But in Barker, Grigg et al. The distribution maps show Lim. dumerilli insularis inhabiting the East Gippsland. The key puts forward the following characteristics for insularis as being a vertebral stripe and flanks not being yellow. From the picture I think I can see a faint cream vertebral stripe between the eyes and the flanks are not yellow and have a faint blue wash. So it's most likely Limnodynastes dumerilli insularis.

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Postby Jenise » Tue May 22, 2007 10:07 am

Thanks everyone! This is 2 photo's of another pobblebonk that I've found with the yellow underneath. Other than being the same, is my 1st picture and this one the same sub species? Is one male or female?
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Postby Evan » Tue May 22, 2007 11:27 am

Males get a yellow throat during mating season.

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Postby GrantW » Tue May 22, 2007 3:56 pm

Yea its a male of the same subspecies (insularis).

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Postby Jenise » Wed May 23, 2007 9:01 pm

Thankyou for your reply's and your patience.


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