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Australian Zoologist (2013) 36 (2): 169–174.
Published: 07 February 2013
...Tamra Chapman This project assessed the value of wax casting, digital modelling and photogrammetry to model and measure a Varanus sp. digging. European honeybee wax proved to be a versatile and practical medium for casting the digging as it was robust to transportation, required no added liquid...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.032
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... or observed by us (n=7), and reports from the public (n=35). We also surveyed for bandicoot diggings in 88 urban parks and found 12 which contained possible diggings. Most of these records are concentrated in the suburbs of Dulwich Hill, Marrickville, Lewisham, and Petersham in an area of less than 1.9 km...
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Australian Zoologist (2015) 37 (4): 529–534.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Tamra F. Chapman Interactions between mammals and invertebrates remain a gap in our knowledge of the role of fossorial foragers in Australian ecosystems. This is probably because digging mammals disappeared from the majority of their former range before they could be studied and because...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 681–684.
Published: 20 October 2011
... an Eastern Blue-tongued Lizard Tiliqua scincoides digging for fungi in a garden bed, which prompted us to examine the literature on the consumption of fungi by skinks. Our observation, together with a previous record of Tiliqua nigrolutea having consumed the fruiting bodies of truffle-like fungi (Webb...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 198–203.
Published: 14 October 2011
... as a preference for nesting at night but can be found nesting during the day. C. expansa nests 30-300 m from the water's edge usually after walking up a hill, while E. signata typical nests just 2-10 m from the water's edge. Both species dig their nests exclusively with their hind legs by alternative scooping...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (1): 97–103.
Published: 07 October 2011
... with hard soils. We recorded the location of landscape features (‘mounds’), which we attributed to B. lesueur , in the western deserts during the 1980s and 1990s. There were two types of mounds — large, irregular shaped mounds of calcrete or clayey soils that were accumulated spoil from warren digging...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.899
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... declines could in turn disrupt important ecosystem processes through reductions in burrowing and digging which are vital in soil turnover and plant propagation. Trends were less clear in birds and herpetofauna, where some authors speculated on possible impacts but there were few convincing studies. Overall...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 352–358.
Published: 01 January 2018
... declined throughout their range or have been lost from some systems. However, these digging mammals play a major role in ecosystem function as ecosystem engineers, and reintroduced species can have broadly positive impacts on the landscape (James and Eldridge 2007). The foraging behaviour of digging...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 801–808.
Published: 01 December 2018
... with the government chem lab. So, everything perhaps it s in the departmental library. No copy. The that anybody has ever done in terms of digging a hole in person s supervisors have long since retired, we can t find the ground belongs to the state, but biologically, we have the student, so that data are completely...
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Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 16 October 2020
.... In this mythology, dingoes actively dig up rivers, waterfalls and lakes. Sometimes they are involved in celestial narratives, in others they disappear into the earth, to re-emerge as rainbows (Cole, 2001). Tacon writes of sequential links between geological changes, and the emergence of these mythological beings...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 36 (4): 494–506.
Published: 28 January 2014
... (Bali et al. 2003; Lewis and Freestone 2009). Additionally, Parker (2006) described the presence of suitable potoroo habitat and recorded numerous apparent diggings (P. Parker pers. comm. 2011) at Cobaki Lake during a survey to the west of the Tugun Bypass study area, although a substantial amount...
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Australian Zoologist (2013) 36 (2): 129–136.
Published: 07 February 2013
... on the right of way. Four trench-digging machines were used to dig a trench from 1.5-2 m in depth (Figure 3). The trench digging crews positioned ramps of soil in the trench at about 500 m intervals so that stock and other animals could escape. The pipes were welded together and lowered into the trench...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 622–626.
Published: 20 October 2011
... 2011AustralianZoologist volume 35 (3) Vanderduys et al. Pianka (1969) reported unique feeding behaviour (among desert Ctenotus) in C. calurus, involving continual movement, lashing of the blue tail and occasional pauses to dig up insect larva. Further details of feeding behaviour are presented here. Ctenotus calurus...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (3): 409–413.
Published: 01 September 2018
... ecological engineers in many parts of Australia (Fleming et al. 2014). Their biopedturbation aids soil health, both physically and chemically (Kinlaw 1999) and their fossorial digging provides shelter for a range of other species, therefore aiding biodiversity in these areas. Acknowledgements We would like...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (4): 533–562.
Published: 17 March 2014
.... The mainland form is a very noisy fellow who gives vent to his roarings all night long. The Echidna is very plentiful on the island. As I did not meet with them very often on the mainland I cannot compare their habits. Their diggings can be seen everywhere on the island and some places the ground has been...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (2): 329–357.
Published: 01 December 2019
.... to the Australian culture. The magazine has changed considerably since it was first Arthur White, Whitley Award Committee RZS NSW produced in 2003. Initially, the magazine was intended to be a record of the Dinosaur Digs in western Queensland and a keepsake for the many volunteers who participated in the digs...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 568–575.
Published: 01 December 2018
... than 93% of nests each year (Thompson 1983, Spencer 2002, Spencer et al. 2017). Nests are often depredated within minutes or hours of oviposition and become easily identifiable, with a hole, obvious diggings, and egg shell deposited on the surface. This allows for easy identification and mapping...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 86–93.
Published: 01 October 2020
... and in or near their diggings and small piles (i.e. 3-5 pellets) management of vertebrate fauna, particularly for rare and are generally dispersed over a wide area (Southgate et al. threatened fauna. We therefore undertook this study to 2018; Thompson and Thompson 2008). test the ability of a trained...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 02 March 2021
... in 1990, the entire understorey had disappeared (Figure 2). This is a problem. The understorey is essential for slowing down the water, as it moves through the landscape (Figure 3). Without the understorey, the water rushes faster. The faster the water moves, the more energy it has to dig into the soil...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 102–106.
Published: 01 October 2020
..., Mungo, First Record Oolambeyan and Willandra Lake NPs ) have confirmed that their records were incorrectly registered as P. nigriceps On 5 September 2007, whilst digging a trench to establish due to the lack of an available species code for P. schraderi a pitfall line, a burrow was uncovered 10 cm below...