Australian Museum Journal On a Varanus and a frog from Burnett River, Queensland, and a revision of the variations in Limnodynastes dorsalis, Gray

Shortform:
Fry, 1913, Rec. Aust. Mus. 10(2): 17–34
Author(s):
Fry, Dene B.
Year published:
1913
Title:
On a Varanus and a frog from Burnett River, Queensland, and a revision of the variations in Limnodynastes dorsalis, Gray
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
10
Issue:
2
Start page:
17
End page:
34
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.10.1913.894
Language:
English
Plates:
plates i–iii
Date published:
15 March 1913
Cover date:
15 March 1913
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
16 January 2009
Available online:
06 March 2009
Reference number:
894
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (67kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (2001kb PDF)

Abstract

The Trustees have recently received from Dr. T. L. Bancroft several very interesting consignments of Reptiles and Batrachians, collected at Eidsvold on the Burnett River, Queensland. Amongst those deserving special attention are the two species here mentioned, a rare frog, Hyla latopalmata, Günther, and a new variety of Varanus punctatus, Gray, which is described as var. orientalis.

The collections also include a large series of a strikingly coloured form of Limnodynastes dorsalis, Gray, and it has been thought best to deal with them in conjunction with a detailed account of the distribution and variation of this widely distributed frog.

A list of the Reptiles and Batrachians from the Burnett River District has been published in Semon's "Zoologische Forschungsreisen in Australiens" by Drs. Böttger and Oudemans. They record forty-two species, twenty-five of which are represented in Dr. Bancroft's collections, together with the following, which up till the present were not recorded from the district.

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