Image: Giant Burrowing Frog, Heleioporus australiacus

Giant Burrowing Frog, Heleioporus australiacus

Giant Burrowing Frog, Heleioporus australiacus

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R & A Williams
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Tags Giant, burrowing, frog, heleioporus, australiacus, amphibia, amphibian, wildlife, sydney, reptile,

2 comments

Ross Sadlier - 10.07 AM, 05 July 2010

Hi Anna,

I've checked through the Museum research specimen database and we do not have any records of Giant Burrowing frogs from as far west as Bathurst - the most western record is Mt Victoria. The species you have seen could be a an Eastern Banjo Frog (Limnodynastes dumerilii) which is similar in size and appearance and occurs throughout the western slopes and adjscent areas of the western plains in NSW.  A good photo of this species appears in the book 'Tadpoles of Southeastern Australia' by Marion Anstis (2002).

annavervoorn - 11.06 AM, 14 June 2010
We have an active helioprous population here in the bush at O'Connell which is close to Bathurst. I don't believe populations of this species have been recorded this far west? Anna

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