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Specimen Records:128
Specimens with Sequences:119
Specimens with Barcodes:119
Species:4
Species With Barcodes:4
Public Records:1
Public Species:0
Public BINs:1
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Limnodynastes

Limnodynastes (commonly known as the Australian swamp frogs) is a genus of frog native to Australia, southern New Guinea and some Torres Strait Islands. They are ground-dwelling frogs, with no toe pads. The size varies from 45 mm to 90 mm in the Giant Banjo Frog. The webbing on the feet ranges between species, from very little, to almost complete. The tympanum is not visible in any species, except in the Woodworker Frog, which is sometimes classed in a separate genus Megistolotis. All species construct a foam nest in which the eggs are laid. However in south-eastern South Australia female Striped Marsh Frog and Spotted Grass Frog lack the flanges of skin on the hands that helps trap the air bubble and do not construct foam nests.

Species[edit]

Following a major revision of amphibians in 2006,[1] two species, the Ornate Burrowing Frog, Opisthodon ornatus and Spencer’s Burrowing Frog, Opisthodon spenceri, were moved to the resurrected genus Opisthodon. This reduced the number of member species to eleven.

Common nameBinomial name
Marbled FrogLimnodynastes convexiusculus (Macleay, 1878)
Flat-headed FrogLimnodynastes depressus (Tyler, 1976)
Western Banjo Frog
or Pobblebonk
Limnodynastes dorsalis (Gray, 1841)
Eastern Banjo FrogLimnodynastes dumerilii (Peters, 1863)
Long-thumbed FrogLimnodynastes fletcheri (Boulenger, 1888)
Giant Banjo FrogLimnodynastes interioris (Fry, 1913)
Woodworker FrogLimnodynastes lignarius (Tyler, Martin, and Davies, 1979)
Striped Marsh Frog
or Brown-striped Frog
Limnodynastes peronii (Duméril and Bibron, 1841)
Salmon-striped FrogLimnodynastes salmini (Steindachner, 1867)
Spotted Grass FrogLimnodynastes tasmaniensis (Günther, 1858)
Northern Banjo FrogLimnodynastes terraereginae (Fry, 1915)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frost, D. R.; Grant, T.; Faivovich, J.; Bain, R. H.; Haas, A.; Haddad, C. F.; et al. (2006). "The amphibian tree of life". Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History (297): 1–370. 
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