Latest Fauna of Australia Stories
A simple and cost effective DNA test has been developed by researchers to identify kangaroo species from their droppings.
A new study concludes that humans alone may have been responsible for the extinction of Australia's iconic native predator, the Tasmanian Tiger (thylacine).
The researchers say that a recent genetic analysis shows evidence of a substantial flow of genes running between the Indian and Australian populations about 4,000 years ago.
A research team, led by the Smithsonian Institution, has found evidence that the western long-beaked echidna, one of the world's five egg-laying mammal species thought to have become extinct thousands of years ago, survived far longer than previously thought.
Country Divine has announced the release of its newly designed website, which is aimed at bringing the benefits of emu oil to the public.
Studies conducted by researchers at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell found that physically refined emu oil may offer more important health benefits.
Scientists warned on Wednesday that 45 rare species of wallaby, bandicoot and other Australian animals could become extinct within 20 years unless urgent action is taken to control introduced predators and other threats.
Scientists in Australia have found that the female cane toad will expand her body if she feels a male 'isn't her type.'
By Kathy Marks Rare Australian animals perish after seven-year-old goes on killing spree STAFF AT a popular zoo in central Australia were in shock after a seven-year-old boy broke in overnight, bludgeoned a range of animals to death, and fed them to the resident crocodile, Terry.
A recent study suggests that cane toads may avoid certain cooler and drier regions of Australia during their migration.
The Green and Golden Bell Frog (Litoria aurea), also named the Green Bell Frog, Green and Golden Swamp Frog and Green Frog, is a ground-dwelling tree frog endemic to eastern Australia. Despite its classification and climbing abilities, it doesn’t live in trees and spends almost all of its time close to ground level. It can reach up to 4.3 inches long, making it one of Australia’s largest frogs. Its coloration is gold and green and they are voracious eaters of insects, but will also...
The Booroolong Frog (Litoria booroolongensis) is a species of stream-dwelling frog endemic to the western slopes and ranges of New South Wales and northern Victoria. The frog can reach to about 45 millimeters long. It is normally grey, olive, or brown colored with pale spots or mottling, normally slightly warty in appearance. The flanks are grey and the dorsal surface is a cream color. The back of the thighs are a pale yellow with a few darker spots. A faint stripe runs from the nostril to...
The Green-Thighed Frog (Litoria brevipalmata) is a species of ground-dwelling tree frog of medium size. The Green-Thighed Frog is endemic to the east coast of Australia. Its range extends from Cordalba State Forest in south-eastern Queensland to Ourimbah in New South Wales; within this area, though, the populations are severely fragmented. The several records from Darkes Forest, south of Sydney, are incorrect. Numbers have decreased at Ourimbah, but there have been no record of declines or...
Freycinet’s Frog (Litoria freycineti), also commonly known as the Wallum Rocket Frog, lives in coastal areas from Fraser Island, Queensland, south to the Jervis Bay Territory of New South Wales. It is a variable species of frog, reaching 45 millimeters long. It is usually brown on the dorsal surface with large lighter or darker colored patches or raised dots; in some specimens, these patches can be very indistinct to almost nonexistent. A triangular shape of the same color as the patches...
The western quoll (Dasyurus geoffroii), also known as the western native cat and by many native names, is a species of marsupial that can be found in Australia. This species once held a large range, but it is now limited to the southwestern corner of Western Australia. It prefers to reside in arid and moist mallee and sclerophyll forests. It was first described by John Gould in 1841, when it was abundant in Australia. It is most closely related to the recently described bronze quoll, which is...
- An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.