L.wilcoxi.JPG (22449 bytes)Litoria wilcoxi: is known as the Stony Creek Frog. The species is found in northern New South Wales and southern Queensland.

The Stony Creek Frog was previously included in the Litoria lesueuri species but was split from the latter frog in 2004.

Litoria wilcoxi is a large frog that may reach a length of 70 millimetres. The upper body colour varies from pale fawn to dark brown. There is a distinctive, narrow, black streak that runs from the snout, to the eye and continues to near the base of the forelimb. The groin is yellow with black blotches. The eardrum (or tympanum) is prominent and situated below the black streak and behind the eye.

Litoria wilcoxi is a terrestrial, nocturnal frog that occupies a wide habitat range including dry sclerophyll forest, woodland, heathland and rainforest.

Sometimes the species is known as Litoria wilcoxii.

The specimen illustrated was found under a chair on our patio. Before hopping away the frog posed for photographs.

Some of this information was gleaned from an excellent book: 
Reptiles & Amphibians of Australia
by Harold G. Cogger. Published by Reed Books

 

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