Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This Australian endemic is known from the Kimberley and central arid zone of Western Australia (Derby-Broome region). The estimated altitudinal range of the species is from 0-900m asl.
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Distribution and Habitat

Kimberley and central arid zone of Western Australia (Derby-Broome region).The extent of occurrence of the species is approximately 274200 km2

  • Barker, J., Grigg, G. C., and Tyler, M. J. (1995). A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty and Sons, New South Wales.
  • Tyler, M.J., Smith, L.A., and Johnstone, R.E. (1994). Frogs of Western Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth.
  • Cogger, H.G. (1992). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. Reed Books, New South Wales.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
The species is found in sparsely vegetated country, like grasslands and open forests. It is active on the edge of water after rain. It breeds in shallow, flooded areas following summer rains. Females have been recorded laying over 1,400 eggs.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
  • Freshwater
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Neobatrachus aquilonius

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 19
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2004

Assessor/s
Jean-Marc Hero, Dale Roberts

Reviewer/s
Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because its population is not believed to be in decline at present.

History
  • 2002
    Least Concern
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Population

Population
It is a common species.

Population Trend
Stable
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Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors

Found in sparsely vegetated country, like grasslands and open forests. Active on the edge of water after rain.Breeds in shallow, flooded areas following summer rains. Females have been recorded laying over 1400 eggs.

  • Barker, J., Grigg, G. C., and Tyler, M. J. (1995). A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty and Sons, New South Wales.
  • Tyler, M.J., Smith, L.A., and Johnstone, R.E. (1994). Frogs of Western Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth.
  • Cogger, H.G. (1992). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. Reed Books, New South Wales.
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no known threats to the species.
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Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors

No known declines and extent of occurrence > 20,000km2.

Threats
None known.

Conservation Measures
None in place.

  • Barker, J., Grigg, G. C., and Tyler, M. J. (1995). A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty and Sons, New South Wales.
  • Tyler, M.J., Smith, L.A., and Johnstone, R.E. (1994). Frogs of Western Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth.
  • Cogger, H.G. (1992). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. Reed Books, New South Wales.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Its range includes multiple protected areas in Western Australia.
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Wikipedia

Northern burrowing frog

The Northern Burrowing Frog (Neobatrachus aquilonius) is a species of frog in the Myobatrachidae family. It is endemic to Australia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, and intermittent freshwater marshes.

References[edit]

The Northern Burrowing Frog (Neobatrachus aquilonius)belongs to the Limnodynastidae family of frogs. You may find the Northern Burrowing Frog listed under the Leptodactylidae family in older reference guides, before this family was divided into the Limnodynastidae and Myobatrachidae families. It's distribution is from the arid border of the Kimberley, Western Australia, near Broome and Derby, extending east into the Northern Territory and Western Queensland.[1]


  1. ^ Tyler, M.J. and Knight, F. Field guide to the frogs of Australia, revised edition, 2011
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