Key to the Frogs of New South Wales

Frogs of New South Wales

The Key to the Frogs of New South Wales allows the identification of the frog species encountered in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

The key has been constructed from examination of preserved specimens held at the Australian Museum, original taxonomic descriptions and published keys, especially Cogger (2000), Robinson (1995), Barker et al (1995). Further input has been supplied by various experts within the field of frog research.

This key was created by Matthew Bulbert and Kindi Smith, of the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Research, Australian Museum, Sydney. Key construction, taxonomic decisions and content were by Matthew Bulbert with technical assistance by Kindi Smith.


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