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|The northern sandhill frog (Arenophryne rotunda)|
|Distribution of Arenophryne|
Both species live in sand dune habitat of the Shark Bay region of Western Australia. The two species were initially considered to be just one species, but a genetic analysis found the northern and southern populations to be distinct. Breeding occurs during the wetter winter months where adults call near the surface, and mate underground. The eggs are laid in a burrow and develop directly from eggs to frogs.
There are two species:
|Common name||Binomial name|
|Northern sandhill frog, sandhill frog, Australian dumpy frog||Arenophryne rotunda Tyler, 1976|
|Southern sandhill frog||Arenophryne xiphorhyncha Doughty and Edwards, 2008|
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