Cyclorana australis — Australian Water-holding Frog
Some other names for this species:
Giant Frog, Northern Snapping-Frog, Giant Burrowing Frog, Giant Ground Frog
Some authorities have recently reclassified this genus as yet another subset of Litoria.
This somewhat goofy-looking frog was large enough that when we first saw it in our headlights, we figured it would be another in the interminable series of Cane Toads that we kept seeing. These frogs are typically seen on the surface only on wet evenings; they spend most of their time underground.
Ive written up an account of this three-week trip to Australia here.
- Barker, J., Grigg, G. C., Tyler, M. J. 1995. A Field Guide to Australian Frogs
- Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles & Amphibians of Australia, Seventh Edition