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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...

Large-Eared Pie Bat Chalinolobus dwyeri
2013-06-26 13:14:01

The large-eared pie bat (Chalinolobus dwyeri) is a vesper bat that can be found only in Australia. Its range is limited to a few areas in southeastern Queensland and eastern areas of New South Wales. It prefers a habitat in moist and arid sclerophyll forests, subalpine woodlands, rainforest edges, and Eucalypt forests with rainforest type canopies. It is thought to depend on sandstone ridges...

Dibbler Parantechinus apicalis
2013-06-18 10:01:35

The dibbler (Parantechinus apicalis) is a species of marsupial that is native to Australia, with a range that includes some offshore islands and the southwest mainland areas of Western Australia. It prefers a habitat within vegetation with thick debris in sandy soils. This species is the sole member of its genus, Parantechinus, which included the Sandstone dibbler. The dibbler was first...

Eastern Grey Kangaroo Macropus giganteus
2013-06-07 13:57:48

The eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus), also known as the Forester kangaroo or the great grey kangaroo, is a marsupial that can be found in eastern and southern areas of Australia. It prefers a habitat within woodlands, coastlines, inland scrublands, and mountainous forests. It is more common to see this species than the red kangaroo, although the red kangaroo is more well-known. The...

Western Grey Kangaroo Macropus fuliginosus
2013-06-07 13:51:35

The western grey kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus), also known as the red-faced kangaroo, sooty kangaroo, mallee kangaroo, or carno kangaroo, is a macropod that can be found in Southern Australia. Its range extends from the Murray–Darling Basin in New South Wales to western Victoria and to the south of Shark Bay, and also includes Queensland and coastal areas of Southern Australia. The western...

Red Kangaroo Macropus rufus
2013-06-07 13:44:52

The red kangaroo (Macropus rufus) is a species within the Macropodidae family that can be found in Australia. Its range extends through central and western Australia, but it tends to avoid eastern, southern, and northern areas of Australia. It prefers a habitat within grasslands, scrublands, and deserts with a fair amount of tree vegetation, which is used for shade. The red kangaroo is the...

Common Wallaroo Macropus robustus
2013-06-07 13:39:50

The common wallaroo (Macropus robustus), also known as the wallaroo, hill wallaroo, or euro wallaroo, is a member of the Macropodidae family that is native to Australia. This species prefers a variety of habitats including rocky areas and areas with caves or dense vegetation. There are four subspecies of the common wallaroo. M. r. erubescens is most often called the Euro wallaroo. The common...

Antilopine Kangaroo Macropus antilopinus
2013-06-07 13:30:42

The antilopine kangaroo (Macropus antilopinus), also known as the antilopine wallaby or the antilopine wallaroo, is a member of the Macropodidae family that can be found in northern Australia. Its range includes the Kimberly Region, the Top End in the Northern Territory, and the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland. It received its common name, antilopine, from its resemblance to an antelope....