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A preliminary evaluation of frog assemblages in the Pilliga forests

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Matthew Mo

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This paper provides a preliminary evaluation of frog assemblages in the Pilliga forests, a geographically significant region in northern New South Wales. Spotlighting and call recognition surveys were conducted at 19 sites: 14 fire dams, three woodland sites and two built environs. A total of 11 species were detected, the most frequently recorded being Litoria latopalmata (broad-palmed rocket frog). Five species were also found at sites on built environs. Of particular interest, Cyclorana alboguttata (striped burrowing frog), a rarely seen species in this region, was recorded at one dam. A desktop assessment of species records was conducted to support the field data, accounting for 10 species that were not located in the surveys.
How to Cite: Mo, M., 2014. A preliminary evaluation of frog assemblages in the Pilliga forests. Wetlands Australia, 27(2). DOI: http://doi.org/10.31646/wa.298
Published on 22 Sep 2014.
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