We name the 26 Australian frogs at greatest risk of extinction by 2040 — and how to save them

Gillespie, Graeme, Hoskin, Conrad, Geyle, Hayley, Dielenberg, Jaana, Mitchell, Nicola, and Garnett, Stephen (2021) We name the 26 Australian frogs at greatest risk of extinction by 2040 — and how to save them. The Conversation, 20 August 2021.

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Australia is home to more than 240 frog species, most of which occur nowhere else. Unfortunately, some frogs are beyond help, with four Australian species officially listed as extinct.

This includes two remarkable species of gastric-brooding frog. To reproduce, gastric-brooding frogs swallowed their fertilised eggs, and later regurgitated tiny baby frogs. Their reproduction was unique in the animal kingdom, and now they are gone.

Our new study published today, identified the 26 Australian frogs at greatest risk, the likelihood of their extinctions by 2040 and the steps needed to save them.

Item ID: 72397
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 2201-5639
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Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2022 01:23
FoR Codes: 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410401 Conservation and biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1806 Terrestrial systems and management > 180606 Terrestrial biodiversity @ 100%
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