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Papurana daemeli
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Synonyms
  • Hylorana daemeli (Steindachner, 1868)
  • Hylarana nebulosa (Macleay, 1878)
  • Hyla nobilis (De Vis, 1884)
  • Rana novae-britanniae (Werner, 1894)
  • Rana daemeli (Boulenger, 1914)
  • Rana (Hylorana) daemeli (Boulenger, 1918)
  • Rana (Hylarana) daemeli (Van Kampen, 1923)
  • Hylorana novae-britanniae (Deckert, 1938)
  • Rana papua novaebritanniae (Loveridge, 1948)
  • Rana (Hylarana) daemeli (Dubois, 1987)
  • Rana (Papurana) daemeli (Dubois, 1992)
  • Sylvirana daemeli (Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006)
  • Hylarana daemeli (Che, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007)
  • Papurana daemeli (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010)
  • Papurana daemeli (Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015)

For other wood frogs, see Wood frog (disambiguation).

The Australian bullfrog, Australian wood frog, water frog, Arhem Rana or wood frog (Papurana daemeli) is a frog from New Guinea and Australia. It lives everywhere in New Guinea up to 1000 meters above sea level. It lives in northern Queensland on the Cape York Peninsula and in the Northern Territory. The Australian bullfrog is the only true frog that lives in Australia. Scientists think the frog traveled to Australia from New Guinea.

This frog lives in rainforests, monsoon forests and other tropical forests. It lives near bodies of water that do not dry up. The frog hides in plants near the water. The female lays thousands of eggs at a time.

This frog can be as large as 8.0 cm from head to end of the body. It has a pointed head. It can be light brown or dark brown. It has two folds of skin down its back.


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