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Australian Zoologist (2022)
Published: 13 July 2022
...: mapping the ecological impact of bushfires on the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area Melinda J. Laidlaw1, Harry B. Hines1,2, Rhonda I. Melzer1 and Tracey B. Churchill1 1Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and Partnerships, Department of Environment and Science. 2Honorary Research...
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Australian Zoologist (2022)
Published: 09 May 2022
...Michael J. Murphy ABSTRACT The Pilliga Forest is one of the largest surviving woodland remnants on the New South Wales western slopes in inland eastern Australia. Collation of personal observations by a resident herpetologist working in the Pilliga Forest over a 12-year period identified 18 frog...
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Australian Zoologist (2022)
Published: 01 March 2022
...) is an example of this, with an IUCN classification of “Data Deficient”. It is a wholly marine, ovoviviparous snake that is distinguishable by its dark colouration and unique pale banding forming dark pentagons on its dorsal surface and flanks. A recent biological survey in Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia found...
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Australian Zoologist (2021) 41 (3): 358–366.
Published: 28 October 2021
... time since arrival to a location is often used to define native status. Here I propose an eco-evolutionary approach to distinguish between alien and native status and use this to resolve uncertainty in the status of the dingo in Australia. Dingoes were transported to mainland Australia by humans...
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Australian Zoologist (2021) 42 (1): 146–155.
Published: 31 August 2021
...Chad Beranek; Stephen Mahony; Shawn Scott ABSTRACT We describe a 226 km range extension for the known distribution of the Western Soil-Crevice Skink Proablepharus reginae in Western Australia. This record from Cape Range National Park is the first for this species on the North West Cape and within...
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Australian Zoologist (2021) 42 (1): 130–145.
Published: 18 August 2021
... of koalas in Victoria, Australia K. R. Ashman1, 2, D. J. Watchorn1 and D. A. Whisson1 1 Deakin University, Burwood, Australia. Centre for Integrative Ecology, School of Life and Environmental Sciences. 2 WWF Australia, Level 3, 60 Leicester Street, Carlton,VIC, Australia. Corresponding author: Kita R...
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Australian Zoologist (2021) 41 (4): 794–802.
Published: 12 July 2021
... to ensuring Australia’s protection of these marine mammals as both subspecies were heavily exploited during historical whaling. This short note documents pygmy blue whale sightings in New South Wales waters over the last 18 years. Observations were opportunistically made via citizen science and verified...
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Australian Zoologist (2021) 41 (4): 753–760.
Published: 04 June 2021
...Shawn Scott; Richard Biffin ABSTRACT The Pygmy Copperhead Austrelaps labialis is South Australia’s only endemic snake, being native to the Adelaide Mount Lofty Ranges and Fleurieu Peninsula; with an additional allopatric population on Kangaroo Island. Within the AMLR, it inhabits stringybark...
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Australian Zoologist (2021) 41 (4): 761–772.
Published: 04 June 2021
... that the spotted gum forest habitat on the south-east coast of Australia (1200 km2) produces approximately 1.5 million fledglings each season. * Corresponding author forest bird breeding nest fledgling community nest success Australia Malurus Acanthiza Lichenostomus ABSTRACTA detailed...
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Australian Zoologist (2021) 41 (4): 738–742.
Published: 02 February 2021
... to many species of native predators in Australia. Corresponding author: rick.shine@mq.edu.au Anura biological invasion Bufo marinus Myriapoda predator-prey The fauna fights back: invasive Cane Toads killed by native centipedes in tropical Australia John Pomeroy1, Gregory P. Brown2...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (4): 731–737.
Published: 28 December 2020
...Alana de Laive; Chris J. Jolly ABSTRACT Chameleon Dragons Chelosania brunnea Gray, 1845 are well known amongst naturalists of northern Australia as being one of the most cryptic and least frequently observed of Australia’s large, iconic lizards. Despite their broad distribution across the savanna...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (4): 696–730.
Published: 04 December 2020
...Simon Kaminskas ABSTRACT Native freshwater fish of Australia have a diverse but largely undescribed endemic pathogen and parasite fauna. However, due to long-shared evolutionary histories and virulence/transmissibility trade-offs, effects of these endemic pathogens and parasites appear to be subtle...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 254–282.
Published: 03 December 2020
... hospitals attached to zoos and fauna parks that exhibit native and non-native animals (OEH 2019a). The contribution of pro-bono services and products by veterinary practices to free-living native animals is well recognised in Australia and other countries (Sikarskie 1992; AVA 2003; Dubois and Fraser 2003...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 241–253.
Published: 11 November 2020
... and abundance patterns of Sambar Deer in south-eastern Australia. We present the results of a field survey of Sambar Deer in the Critically Endangered Mountain Ash ( Eucalyptus regnans ) forests of the Central Highlands, Victoria. Our key question was: What factors influence detections of Sambar deer (based...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 94–101.
Published: 01 October 2020
...) appear to be rare in cane toads from most of their global range; however, we noted frequent predator-induced injuries (>4% of adults) in samples from within the toad’s native range (in French Guiana) and from a site (Lake Argyle) in north-western Australia. Toads at Lake Argyle enter the edge...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 107–123.
Published: 01 October 2020
... Nerrigorang and Werri Berri, two of the five Thirlmere lakes, with reference to lake water level. We recorded a total of 66 taxa of zooplankton, with the first report of the rotifer Notommata saccigera from Australia, and the first report of the rotifers Keratella javana, Lecane rhytida and Rousseletia...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 605–627.
Published: 01 June 2020
...) there are about 5600 volunteers who support or are otherwise directly engaged in the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured wildlife (OEH 2019a). These volunteers represent about a third of people involved in this activity across Australia (Englefield et al. 2018). Volunteers are dispersed across the state...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 529–547.
Published: 01 June 2020
... selective harvesting temperate woodland White Cypress Pine 2020 529 Australian Zoologist volume 40 (4) Introduction Australia s once extensive temperate woodlands in the inland south-east and south-west of the continent were rapidly and extensively modified following the arrival of Europeans...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 628–635.
Published: 01 June 2020
... the presence of non-random evolutionary processes. Broodstock collection of L. argentimaculatus need not be geographically restricted in eastern Australia, but fisheries management should consider variation in life history and recruitment success at the species’ edge. Lutjanidae population genetics fish...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 379–391.
Published: 01 May 2020
...; Chris Slade; Stuart A. Mackenzie; Philip D. Taylor ABSTRACT Technologies for remotely observing animal movements have advanced rapidly in the past decade. In recent years, Australia has invested in an Integrated Marine Ocean Tracking (IMOS) system, a land ecosystem observatory (TERN), and an Australian...