New Years camping trip... Found these!!!

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New Years camping trip... Found these!!!

Postby mr_sikma » Sun Jan 01, 2006 10:42 pm

Hey,

While camping at Victor Harbour, South Australia i found two frogs on my mates and my tents! We were capmes about 5mtrs from a dried out creek, which was filled up with rain a few days later!

These frogs were on the tent at about 12.30pm at night. I will give a more detailed story in the 'Encounter' section!

Anyway what are they?

Thanks
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Postby mr_sikma » Sun Jan 01, 2006 10:48 pm

Heres some more pics...

Also is a pic with the small tadpoles i found in the creek nearby. They are too small to tell though!
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Postby Ann » Mon Jan 02, 2006 7:21 am

Maybe Litoria ewingi
Southern Brown Tree Frog

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Postby mr_sikma » Mon Jan 02, 2006 12:11 pm

ok thanks for that!

hopefully i get a definite answer. they would ahve to have been local to that area.

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Postby Regan » Mon Jan 02, 2006 1:36 pm

I think it is the Litoria ewingi, actually but on first glance i thought it may have been Litoria rubella, the Naked Tree Frog. But on second glances, i believe AJAMES could be right, great eye ann.

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Postby Eipper » Mon Jan 02, 2006 1:52 pm

Hi all,

Ann is definately correct that is Litoria ewingii, the Southern Brown Tree Frog (as this species is presently defined).

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Postby mr_sikma » Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:04 pm

yeah i had a quick search through the 'Frogs of Australia' section and the Litoria ewingi, Southern Brown Tree Frog is common in the area where i found them.

does look very similar to this...

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Postby djben1 » Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:54 pm

it couldnt be but it has a striking resemblance to a cave dwelling tree frog


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