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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...

Northern Brown Bandicoot Isoodon macrourus
2013-09-26 13:20:19

The northern brown bandicoot (Isoodon macrourus) is a species of marsupial that is classified within the Peramelidae family. It can be found along the eastern and northern coastlines of Australia and on several islands including Papua New Guinea. It prefers to reside in two habitats, depending upon the season, residing in areas with thick vegetation during the dry season and grasslands during...

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula
2013-09-23 13:56:03

The common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) is a species of marsupial that is classified within the Phalangeridae family. It can be found in Australia in a range that extends from northern, eastern, several eastern areas of Australia, Tasmania, and a number of islands like Barrow Island and Kangaroo Island. This species was introduced into New Zealand in 1840, where it has now become an...

Brush Tailed Phascogale Phascogale tapoatafa
2013-09-23 12:16:14

The brush-tailed phascogale (Phascogale tapoatafa), also known as the black-tailed phascogale, tuan, or the common wambenger, is a species of marsupial that is native to Australia. It is present in all areas of Australia, except Tasmania, but its range is highly fragmented. It was first described in 1783 by F. Meyer, but George Shaw revised that description in 1800. It is closely related to the...

Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin Tursiops aduncus
2013-09-19 11:24:25

The Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) is one of three recognized species of bottlenose dolphin that can be found in the waters near southern Australia, South China, and India. Its range also includes the Red Sea and the eastern coastal areas of Africa. All bottlenose dolphins were classified as one species, the common bottlenose dolphin or T. truncates, until 1998 when the...

Burrunan Dolphin Tursiops australis
2013-09-19 11:08:29

The Burrunan dolphin (Tursiops australis) is one of three recognized species of bottlenose dolphin. It can be found in two areas of Victoria, Australia. One population can be found in the Gippsland Lakes, where about 50 reside, and one in Port Phillip, where about 100 individuals reside. Haplotypes of the Burrunan dolphin have been discovered in an area extending from the Spencer Gulf waters...

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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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