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Species profile—Notaden melanoscaphus (brown shovelfoot)


Animalia (animals) → Amphibia (amphibians) → Limnodynastidae (Australian ground frogs) → Notaden melanoscaphus (brown shovelfoot)

Photo of Notaden melanoscaphus (brown shovelfoot) - McDonald, K.,Queensland Government,1999
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Species details

Animalia (animals)
Amphibia (amphibians)
Limnodynastidae (Australian ground frogs)
Scientific name
Notaden melanoscaphus Hosmer, 1962
Common name
brown shovelfoot
Type reference
Hosmer, W. (1962). A new leptodactylid frog of the genus Notaden from northern Australia. Am. Mus. Novit. 2077: 1-8 [2 figs 1-6].
WildNet taxon ID
Alternate name(s)
brown orbfrog
northern spadefoot toad
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Least concern
Conservation significant
Pest status
Species environment
Aquatic & Terrestrial

Other resources

Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Last updated
8 March 2022
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