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2014-04-03 12:32:21

The Brumby is feral horse that is found roaming free in Australia, with the largest population located in the Northern Territory. This breed is descended from horses that were released or escaped confinement during the early days of settlement in Australia. There are many theories about the origin of its name including one that suggests it is derived from the Aboriginal word baroomby, which...

Australian Pony
2014-04-01 13:16:49

The Australian Pony is a breed of pony from Australia. Australia had no native horses or ponies before settlers from other nations arrived. All horses that now live in Australia were bred from imported breeds. In 1788 nine horses were brought to Australia from South Africa and Timor Ponies came from Indonesia in 1803. These two breeds of horses produced the Australian Pony breed. Other...

British Motor Corporation Australia
2014-01-31 11:11:31

The British Motor Corporation (BMC), based in Australia, was an automobile manufacturer that began in 1954 from a merger of the Austin Motor Company and Nuffield Pty Ltd. Austin Motor Company bought Ruskin Body Works in 1949 and used the factory to produce pick-up and tourer bodies. Nuffield opened a 57-acre facility to assemble Morris Minor and Morris Oxford models in 1950. In 1954 a...

Centralian Tree Frog Litoria gilleni
2013-10-18 11:18:17

The Centralian Tree Frog (Litoria gilleni) is a large species of tree frog endemic to a small area in central Australia. It is closely related to the Australian Green Tree Frog (L. caerulea), and looks much alike it in appearance. As a large tree frog, it reaches a length of 3.1 inches in the females and 2.4 inches in the males. The dorsal surface is green or olive green, while the ventral...

Dainty Green Tree Frog Litoria gracilenta
2013-10-09 11:31:55

The Dainty Green Tree Frog (Litoria gracilenta), known also as the Graceful Tree Frog, is a tree frog that is native to eastern Queensland, and north-eastern New South Wales, Australia. It ranges from northern Cape York in Queensland to Gosford in New South Wales, with a small and most likely introduced population in Hornsby Heights in Sydney. It is the faunal emblem of the City of Brisbane....

New England Tree Frog Litoria subglandulosa
2013-10-08 12:07:01

The New England Tree Frog (Litoria subglandulosa), known also as the Glandular Frog, is a species of frog belonging to the Hylidae family, native to Australia. Its natural habitats include temperate forests, tropical or subtropical moist lowland forests, tropical or subtropical moist montane forests, temperate shrubland, pastureland, and rivers. Its is threatened by loss of habitat....

Desert Tree Frog Litoria rubella
2013-10-08 11:03:54

The Desert Tree Frog (Litoria rubella), known also as the Little Red Tree Frog, is a tree frog native to Australia and southern New Guinea. It is one of Australia’s most widely distributed frogs, inhabiting northern Australia, including the desert regions and much of temperate eastern Australia. It’s one of the few Australian Tree Frogs to inhabit arid, temperate, and tropical climates....

Common Mist Frog Litoria rheocola
2013-10-08 10:57:47

The Common Mist Frog (Litoria rheocola) is a species of tree frog native to north-eastern Queensland, Australia. Reaching a length of 1.5 inches, the Common Mist Frog is moderately sized. It is slender with long arms and legs, fully webbed feet, and partially webbed hands. The feet and hands have large toe pads, wider than the fingers. The dorsal surface is a dull brown or slate color, with...

Australian Waterfall Frog Litoria nannotis
2013-10-07 15:50:53

The Australian Waterfall Frog (Litoria nannotis), known also as the Torrent Tree Frog, is a species of tree frog that is native to Far North Queensland, Australia. The common name “waterfall frog” is indicative of its habitat of moist and rocky streams and is often found along waterfalls within its range. The waterfall frog is large, reaching up to 5.5 centimeters long. The dorsal...

Common Wombat Vombatus ursinus
2013-09-27 10:45:36

The common wombat (Vombatus ursinus), also known as the bare-nosed wombat or the coarse-haired wombat, is a species of marsupial that is native to Australia. Its range includes Tasmania and the mountainous areas just south of Queensland, although it is declining in drier areas of its range. It was first described in 1800 by George Shaw and it holds three subspecies. The common wombat has a...