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Australian Zoologist (2021) 41 (4): 738–742.
Published: 02 February 2021
...John Pomeroy; Gregory P. Brown; Grahame J. W. Webb; Richard Shine ABSTRACT We report two cases of Cane Toads Rhinella marina being killed by Australasian Giant Centipedes Ethmostigmus rubripes in the Northern Territory. At 1730 h on 12 November 2020, a centipede was found attacking a subadult Cane...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 214–219.
Published: 11 November 2020
...Gregory P. Brown; Jeremy Hemphill; Richard Shine ABSTRACT We describe a case of a free-ranging Carpet Python Morelia spilota consuming a toxic Cane Toad Rhinella marina , and dying as a result. Such an encounter would not be surprising at the toad invasion front, where predators first confront...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 94–101.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Gregory S Clarke; Cameron M Hudson; Richard Shine ABSTRACT The potent defensive chemicals of cane toads ( Rhinella marina ) protect them against predators that lack coevolved physiological tolerance to those toxins. That relative invulnerability may explain why major injuries (such as limb loss...
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Australian Zoologist (2016) 38 (2): 183–191.
Published: 01 January 2016
...A.W. White; I. Morris; G. Madani; M. Archer Faunal studies in the Riversleigh/Boodjamulla area of north-western Queensland undertaken between 1990 and 2011 revealed a decline in the number of Ghost Bats Macroderma gigas . Cane Toads Rhinella marina reached Boodjamulla in 1986 and were widespread...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 27 (3-4): 58–62.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Wendy Seabrook Cane toads were introduced directly into New South Wales at Byron Bay between 1964 and 1966. This survey of their distribution found that cane toads now have a continuous distribution from the Queensland-New South Wales border south to Broadwater, west to Lismore, and along the river...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (4): 474–475.
Published: 17 March 2014
... in evolution. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 16: 93-113. The history of introductions of Bufo marinus (Amphibia: Anura): a natural experiment in evolution Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 16 93 113 Easteal, S. and Floyd, R.B. 1986. The cane toad - an amphibian weed. Pp. 26-42...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 36 (4): 424–428.
Published: 28 January 2014
...Matthew Greenlees; Michael Crossland; Richard Shine The viability of a metamorph anuran can be influenced by its body size and the time it has taken to complete larval development. In a laboratory experiment, we show that the presence of tadpoles of the invasive Cane Toad Rhinella marina causes...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 876–883.
Published: 20 October 2011
...David Newell The cane toad Bufo marinus is well recognised as a threat to biodiversity in northern Australia. Concern about this impact has grown in recent years as the species spreads geographically. Previous estimates of the potential distributional limits of B. marinus have excluded high...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.027
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.028
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.005
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... Cane toads Bufo marinus have been in Australia since 1935. Originally hailed as the potential savior of the ailing Queensland sugar cane industry, toads are now viewed as a nuisance, a scourge and a threat to Australian wildlife. In this paper, I will track the history of cane toads...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (4): 436–445.
Published: 17 March 2014
... of ecosystems by invasive pests threaten local traditional knowledge. For example, the recent spread of the introduced cane toad ( Bufo marinus ) into Yolngu land is expected to have some impact on native species of frog and the broader-ecosystem which they inhabit, but also cultural effects, including loss...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 103–113.
Published: 01 December 2017
... in Canberra and cane toads in northern Australia. Changing some inflammatory language and finding more productive uses for the animals culled may enable more inclusive conservation efforts, and engage more hands to help. Macho and military eradication efforts may get in the way of caring for the country...
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Australian Zoologist (2013) 36 (2): 137–142.
Published: 07 February 2013
... reluctant to accept mammalian prey unless anuran or avian scent had been added beforehand, suggesting that frogs may be an important dietary component of juvenile snakes in the wild. In turn, frog-eating may render these snakes vulnerable to the imminent invasion of cane toads Rhinella marina...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 63–66.
Published: 01 January 2019
... and the greenie Cane Toad Muster in the Olympic games And the miner all agree And let s not forget the children White fella, black fella, rich and poor They must get in on the fun The immigrant Timorese Now every day is Easter The punter and the banker The toad hunt has begun The stockman, the hippie Now...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (1): 126.
Published: 02 June 2014
...Adele Haythornthwaite Book Review Cane toads: a tale of sugar, politics and flawed science By Nigel Turvey, Sydney University Press (2013). ISBN: 9781743323595 The introduction of the cane toad (Rhinella marina) to of the BSES (Bureau of Sugar Experiment Stations) Australian in 1935...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 843–845.
Published: 20 October 2011
...Ashley Pearcy cane toads keelback diet selectivity Brown, G. P. , Shine, R., and Madsen, T. (2002). Responses of three sympatric snake species to tropical seasonality in northern Australia. Journal of Tropical Ecology 18: 549-568. Responses of three sympatric snake species...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 67–74.
Published: 01 January 2019
... sniffing cane toads. What is the effect on feral predators of cane toad spread, and could cane toads actually be seen as a useful feral control of dogs, foxes and cats? LIBBY ROBIN (Australian National University): I think there are ecologists who can answer that question better than me. It was a very cute...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 28 (1-4): 64–67.
Published: 17 March 2014
...R. B. Clerke; I. Williamson COVACEVICH, J., AND ARCHER, M. 1975. The distribution of the Cane Toad, Bufo marinus, in Australia and its effects on indigenous vertebrates. Mem. Qld. Mus. 17(2): 305-10. The distribution of the Cane Toad, Bufo marinus, in Australia and its effects...
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Australian Zoologist (2015) 37 (3): 311–320.
Published: 14 April 2015
.... Responses of Australian wading birds to a novel toxic prey type, the invasive cane toad Rhinella marina. Biological Invasions 13: 2925-2934. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-011-9974-1 Beckmann, C. and Shine, R. 2011. Toad's tongue for breakfast: exploitation of a novel prey type, the invasive cane...