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Species profile—Platyplectrum ornatum (ornate burrowing frog)


Animalia (animals) → Amphibia (amphibians) → Limnodynastidae (Australian ground frogs) → Platyplectrum ornatum (ornate burrowing frog)

Photo of Platyplectrum ornatum (ornate burrowing frog) - Hines, H.,Queensland Government,1998
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Animalia (animals)
Amphibia (amphibians)
Limnodynastidae (Australian ground frogs)
Scientific name
Platyplectrum ornatum (Gray, 1842)
Common name
ornate burrowing frog
Type reference
Gray, J.E. (1842). Description of some hitherto unrecorded species of Australian reptiles and batrachians. in Gray, J.E. (ed.) Zoological Miscellany. London : Treuttel, Wurtz & Co. pp 51-57.
WildNet taxon ID
Opisthodon ornatus
Opisthodon frauenfeldi
Platyplectrum occidentale
Platyplectrum marmoratum
Discoglossus ornatus
Limnodynastes ornatus
Alternate name(s)
ornate burrowing-frog
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Least concern
Conservation significant
Wetland status
Wetland Indicator Species
Pest status
Species environment
Aquatic & Terrestrial

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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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