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Australian Zoologist (2020)
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...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.018
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... Evidence is presented that the Australian herpetological fauna almost certainly consists of numerous cryptic species complexes. It is argued that the sorting out of these complexes into biological species is a high priority for herpetological research in Australia. ...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 231–240.
Published: 11 November 2020
...S.G. Kearney; P.L. Kern; A.S. Kutt ABSTRACT Arid and desert landscapes are characterised as boom-bust systems, and sometimes its fauna can remain cryptic or hidden. This short paper reports the results of baseline monitoring of the terrestrial fauna in the Bush Heritage Pullen Pullen reserve...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 86–93.
Published: 01 October 2020
... programs. Their cost-effectiveness appears well established in finding cryptic and rare animals, yet they are not included in the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions’ published search protocol for bilbies. In this study a human searcher located six of 90 scats (6.7%) compared...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 194–199.
Published: 30 September 2020
... until favourable conditions return. This cryptic life history hinders documentation of the natural history and ecology of arid adapted amphibians of Australia. Fundamental information for some species such as geographic distribution thus remains uncertain. Here, we report range extensions for two...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.027
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... for understanding faunal patterns, population and community studies, documenting morphological variation, revealing the presence of cryptic species, and supporting and/or testing monitoring procedures. The possible sources of error in identifying species and approaches that will minimize these are discussed. ...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (2): 188–192.
Published: 05 June 2014
...D. Bryant; D. Crowther; P. Papas Burrowing crayfish are notoriously difficult to sample owing to their cryptic nature and subterranean habitat. The most commonly employed sampling method is burrow excavation but it is labour-intensive, destroys the burrow and hence is not repeatable. Consequently...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (2): 210–216.
Published: 17 March 2014
..., no tagged frogs were recorded to move between them. In contrast, one female bell frog moved 1.25 km between one of these and the third site over a 14 month-period. The ratio of male to female frogs was 2.5:1, suggesting either that the population is male-dominated or that females are more cryptic...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (2): 246–251.
Published: 17 March 2014
... within this taxon are reviewed. Nomadism in response to fire and climate pressures, discrete habitat specificity and current land use patterns are discussed as possible causes of lack of morphological differentiation, though the possibility of cryptic genetic variation in sub-populations is canvassed...
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Australian Zoologist (2013) 36 (4): 429–437.
Published: 27 September 2013
...Les Christidis; Frank Rheindt; Walter Boles; Janette Norman The Australian grasswrens ( Amytornis ) comprise a genus of cryptically plumaged species inhabiting the arid regions of southern, western, central, and northern Australia. Isolated, fragmented populations characterise the distributional...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 655–678.
Published: 20 October 2011
... the full inventory of species known from the study area ranged from 100% for freshwater fishes to only 61% for reptiles. Many reptile species were cryptic and/or at low density, and the resulting low detectability could easily have been mistaken for low reptile species diversity. This study demonstrates...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (1): 96–99.
Published: 04 October 2011
... to speculate how long A. pflaumii has occurred in southwestern Australia because most surveys have not targeted small, cryptic species. The population increase and spread of A. pflaumii in eastern Australia and New Zealand infer that further range expansions in southwestern Australia are likely...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.014
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... and abroad and/or that there are taxonomic issues such as cryptic species. This emphasises the need for far greater collection of reference echolocation calls, the development of regional PNG call libraries with vouchered specimens and cautions against using reference libraries developed in Australia...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2004) 32 (4): 597–604.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Trent Penman; Francis Lemckert; Michael Mahony The giant burrowing frog Heleioporus australiacus (Shaw) is a large, morphologically distinctive, but cryptic frog found in south eastern Australia. This paper reviews the literature pertaining to the Giant Burrowing Frog. It is a forest dependent...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.032
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... modification on dispersal patterns to provide an understanding of potential threats to populations. 4/ Identification of populations, species and regions important for the conservation of evolutionary biodiversity. 5/ Detection, abundance estimation and population monitoring of rare or cryptic species via...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.070
EISBN: 0-9586085-9-8
... legislation is deficient in that it focuses on conspicuous, iconic and well-known taxa, and does little to conserve small, cryptic organisms, common but declining taxa, or ecological processes. In addition, threatened entities must often be identified using imprecise criteria that can be interpreted...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (3): 385–387.
Published: 17 March 2014
... orange-spotted grouper, Epinephelus coicodes Aquaculture 185 191 196 Dawson, M.N. and Jacobs, D.K. 2001. Molecular evidence of cryptic species of Aurelia aurita (Cnidaria, Scyphozoa). Biol. Bull. 200: 92-96. Molecular evidence of cryptic species of Aurelia aurita (Cnidaria, Scyphozoa) Biol...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 102–106.
Published: 01 October 2020
.... This brings the number of known pygopods in NSW to 12 species. Pygopodidae desert legless lizard cryptic species First confirmed records of the Western Hooded Scaly-foot Pygopus nigriceps from New South Wales George Madani Mercenary Wildlife Ecologist PO Box 3113, Hill Top, NSW 2575, Australia Email...
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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 31 August 2021
... snake, was described. With from Kendrick (1993) and suggest further lines of study ongoing taxonomic and phylogenetic investigations of to support our understanding of P. reginae on the North remote or isolated ranges, instances of cryptic speciation West Cape, WA. continue to be revealed...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 29 (1-2): 85–92.
Published: 17 March 2014
... to be alone o r in pairs; (iii) Cr, cryptic - species which are camou- flaged or exhibit secretive behaviour (Thomson and Lehner 1976) (iv) Ter, territorial - species which delend a particular area. For each collection, the percentages of individuals (N%) and species (S%) belonging to these categories were...