Frogs of the Heathlands area, Cape York Peninsula

Cohen, Martin P., and Williams, Stephen (1993) Frogs of the Heathlands area, Cape York Peninsula. In: UNSPECIFIED, (ed.) Cape York Peninsula Scientific Expedition Wet Season 1992. Royal Geographical Society of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld, Australia, pp. 239-242.

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A species list of the frog fauna surveyed at Heathlands, Cape York Peninsula, during the 1992 wet season expedition is given. In all, 16 species of frogs (15 native and one introduced species) were recorded during this survey. Melaleuca swamps, stream banks and riparian vegetation are the most important habitats for frogs in the study area. Twelve species of frogs recorded during the survey are also found on the adjacent coast of New Guinea. The association between the Heathlands' frog fauna and that of New Guinea is discussed. A range extension is recorded for Uperoleia lithomoda, and a comment on species absent from the survey is provided. The lack of true wet season rains is given as a possible reason for the absence of some burrowing species from the study area.

Item ID: 1673
Item Type: Book Chapter (Scholarly Work)
ISBN: 0-94-928605-2
Keywords: Cape York Peninsula, Heathlands, frogs, species list
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2007
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 0%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060208 Terrestrial Ecology @ 0%
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