help with a fnq frog

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help with a fnq frog

Postby fnqpaul » Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:10 pm

Hi guys i live near a seasonal swamp so my house/yard are always jam-packed with frogs of various types, yesterday evening i was digging in some new plants and a frog came up with a chunk of soil which i've never seen before (i've never seen a burrower in afew years living here) and i thought perhaps someone could help me identify him.


It was about 3-4 inches underground and as soon as i put him down he borrowed straight back in.

edit: photo's wont ork... rehosting em

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Postby fnqpaul » Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:24 pm


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Postby Evan » Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:31 pm

That's the Ornate Burrowing Frog (Opisthodon ornatus, formerly Limnodynastes ornatus). They'll probably come up during the wet season, but they aren't always easy to see unless you seek them out.

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Postby fnqpaul » Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:59 pm

That's what i was thinking but was kind of unsure because of the stripe.

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Postby Evan » Thu Jun 14, 2007 6:15 pm

Yeah, they are a very variable species. I wouldn't be surprised there is more than one species and they just aren't recognised yet.

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Postby GrantW » Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:21 pm

Yes ornatus, you'd be surprised how many ids from fnq are ornatus.


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