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Green And Golden Bell Frog Litoria aurea
2014-09-30 10:32:09

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...

Booroolong Frog Litoria booroolongensis
2014-09-25 09:40:12

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...

Green Thighed Frog Litoria brevipalmata
2014-09-25 09:23:39

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...

Freycinets Frog Litoria freycineti
2014-05-26 10:47:29

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...

Western Quoll Dasyurus geoffroii
2014-05-24 17:09:58

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...

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...

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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.