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Sudell's Frog - Neobatrachus sudelli.jpg
Sudell's frog, Neobatrachus sudelli
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Myobatrachidae
Subfamily: Limnodynastinae
Genus: Neobatrachus
Peters, 1863

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The range of Neobatrachus

Neobatrachus is a genus of burrowing ground frogs native to Australia. They occur in every state except Tasmania, however this genus is absent from the far north of Australia and most of Queensland. Most of the species in this genus occur in south-west Western Australia. They are often found in arid areas and burrow underground to avoid dehydration. They are typically found in temporary claypan and flooded grassland habitats. All species have a similar body shape, they are rounded and squat with large eyes and the pupils constrict vertically. The limbs are short and the hands are free from webbing while the feet are partially webbed. Males lack a vocal sac. Approximately 1000 eggs are laid in a chain in still water.


Common name Binomial name
White-footed frog Neobatrachus albipes (Roberts, Mahony, Kendrick, and Majors, 1991)
Northern burrowing frog Neobatrachus aquilonius (Tyler, Davies, and Martin, 1981)
Trilling frog Neobatrachus centralis (Parker, 1940)
Tawny frog Neobatrachus fulvus (Mahony and Roberts, 1986)
Kunapalari frog Neobatrachus kunapalari (Mahony and Roberts, 1986)
Humming frog Neobatrachus pelobatoides (Werner, 1914)
Painted burrowing frog Neobatrachus pictus (Peters, 1863)
Sudell's frog Neobatrachus sudelli (Lamb, 1911)
Shoemaker frog Neobatrachus sutor (Main, 1957)
Goldfield's bull frog Neobatrachus wilsmorei (Parker, 1940)