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Water balance of field-excavated aestivating Australian desert frogs, the cocoon-forming Neobatrachus aquilonius and the non-cocooning Notaden nichollsi (Amphibia: Myobatrachidae)
SUMMARY Burrowed aestivating frogs of the cocoon-forming species Neobatrachus aquilonius and the non-cocooning species Notaden nichollsi were excavated in the Gibson Desert of central Australia.Expand
Water relations of the burrowing sandhill frog, Arenophryne rotunda (Myobatrachidae)
Arenophryne rotunda is a small (2–8 g) terrestrial frog that inhabits the coastal sand dunes of central Western Australia. While sand burrowing is a strategy employed by many frog species inhabitingExpand
The recent spread of Artemia parthenogenetica in Western Australia
In Western Australia, populations of Artemia parthenogenetica in coastal salt lakes at Rottnest Island and Lake Hayward, and in salterns at Port Hedland and Shark Bay, are widely accepted to haveExpand
Burrows of desert-adapted frogs, Neobatrachus aquilonius and Notaden nichollsi
The non-cocooning frogs, Notaden nichollsi and Uperoleia micromeles, and the cocoon-forming frog, Neobatrachus aquilonius, burrow underground to survive in the hot, dehydrating arid interior ofExpand
The visual system of the Australian wolf spider Lycosa leuckartii (Araneae: Lycosidae): visual acuity and the functional role of the eyes
Abstract Ocular arrangement and visual acuity were examined in Lycosa leuckartii Thorell 1870 (Araneae: Lycosidae), using histological techniques. Major structural and functional features of theExpand
Abstract Visual acuity in the sheet-web building spider Badumna insignis (L. Koch 1872) (Araneae, Desidae) was examined in relation to its microhabitat. We examined, using histological techniques,Expand