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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (4): 459–470.
Published: 20 October 2011
...Robert Paddle Life-history details are provided for the male thylacine from Tyenna, exhibited in Mary Roberts' Beaumaris Zoo, Hobart, from 1911 to 1915. The fine specimen attracted the interests of scientists, photographers and the general public alike. A motion picture film was taken of the animal...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 315–330.
Published: 14 October 2011
...S Johnston; C Rumph; M Lucht; D Stenzel; V Nicolson; D Blyde; T Keeley Despite its vulnerable conservation status there is scant information on male Greater Bilby Macrotis lagotis reproduction. Observations of gross anatomy revealed a testis to body weight ratio of 0.08 - 0.'7% (n = 4...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.063
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... The male reproductive cycle of Tiliqua scincoides scincoides is described on the basis of variation in testis dimensions and testicular and epididymal histology of museum specimens. Sexual maturity occurs at smaller body sizes in southern Australia than in Queensland. Spermatogenesis commences...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (3): 434–439.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Mark Fitzgerald; Richard Shine ABSTRACT Carpet Pythons ( Morelia spilota ) exhibit substantial geographic variation not only in size and colour, but also in mating systems: reproductive males in some populations battle with their rivals, whereas courting males in other locations tolerate...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 55–70.
Published: 17 March 2014
..., males are larger than females both in snout-vent length and in mass. Large specimens are notably lacking from collections made during the coolest time of year. The number of premaxillary teeth is not correlated with head size. However, the number of acrodont teeth on the maxilla and dentary increases...
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Australian Zoologist (2016) 38 (1): 62–82.
Published: 01 January 2016
... of distinctive marks could sometimes be used to identify individuals. Distinctive markings may be short term and useful until the next moult, or longer term and maintained over years. Females provided more identifying marks than males, with 28.6% of preserved adult female tails having black spots and/or bars...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 161–165.
Published: 17 March 2014
... were sampled in a 0.1 ha farm dam for three days immediately prior to drainage and a population census was subsequently carried out. Fyke nets proved to be an effective method of sampling the population. During the sampling phase 78% of males (n = 11) and 81% of females (n = 21) were captured...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (2): 238–245.
Published: 17 March 2014
... specimens, and tail length was in positive allometry in juveniles, but negative in adults. Sexual dimorphism was evident in body size and shape. Males grew larger and reached maturity at larger sizes than females. While juvenile shape did not differ between the sexes, mature males had proportionately longer...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (1): 49–59.
Published: 17 March 2014
... lagoon within Yuraygir National Park. Permanent tagging of frogs was conducted between August 1998 and March 2003. Population estimation based on the mark and recapture of frogs in 1998-99 suggested that the population contained at least 100 adult male frogs. Approximately 75 male bell frogs called from...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 02 September 2021
... of koalas entering a wildlife shelter, and the most frequently assigned cause of death. There were relatively high rates of admission into care, and of death, for male koalas. Furthermore, almost twice as many individuals were admitted during the breeding season; sex ratio was not a differentiating...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 04 August 2021
.... This resulted in a detailed account of the anatomy of Peripatopsis capensis. Sänger’s description of the extensive slime glands was the first to recognise them as the hallmark of onychophorans for defence and prey capture, and not the male reproductive system as previously claimed. Based on these morphological...
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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) 33 (4): 480–510.
Published: 17 March 2014
... hatching at temperatures between 19.0 and 29.0°C, when the larvae measured 5.30 - 5.85mm in length. Opercular stripes appeared on juveniles between 12 and 20mm in length, and males and females were mature at 44.7 and 49.0mm respectively. Adult males often had a pronounced bulge on top of the head...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (3): 492–495.
Published: 17 March 2014
... status of each frog captured were also recorded to compare the physical state of parasitised frogs with unparasitised frogs. Nineteen females and eleven males were recorded with parasites.The body condition (lengthlmass) of parasitised males was significantly less than for unparasitised males...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 25 (3): 88–90.
Published: 17 March 2014
...T. Marshall; B. L. McIntyre Taste panel assessments were conducted to gain information on the eating quality of kangaroo meat. Meat, from six male and six female animals ranging in age from 1.5 to 9 years was assessed by taste panels for tenderness (on a six point scale), flavour (on a five point...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (4): 383–386.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Allen Greer; Alison Mills In a sample of 49 mature Litoria dentala from a single Sydney population collected over two consecutive nights in early autumn, males were significantly more common than females. Males and females had similar average weights, but females averaged larger in snout-vent...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (4): 392–397.
Published: 17 March 2014
... ° South. Forty seven V. vulturnus (24 females and 23 males) were captured in harp traps set in five different vegetation formations. Bats were captured in riverine woodland near water and in woodland to open forest habitats well away horn water. The mean forearm length of 19 males (24.7 mm...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (4): 610–617.
Published: 17 March 2014
... specimens from mainland localities, and differ in several respects from our findings. Mondrain snakes are larger than their mainland conspecifics, and males grow much larger than females on Mondrain (mean adult snout-vent lengths of 456 vs 403 mm). In strong contrast, mainland snakes display little sexual...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (3): 393–407.
Published: 14 October 2011
... distributed over agricultural land in the Pakenham area, on the south-eastern urban-fringe of Melbourne, Victoria, during the 2005/06 breeding season. Our aim was to identify key areas for the conservation of L. raniformis . We recorded L . raniformis at 14 waterbodies where we marked 31 males and 16 females...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.021
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... Field observations were carried out on marked populations of Pseudophryne coriacea and P. bibronii on the New South Wales central coast between 1984 and 1990. Comparative data were collected on allopatric and sympatric breeding populations. Differences in body mass, male calling seasons...