The Northern Sandhill Frog (Arenophryne rotunda) is a small, fossorial frog native to a small region of the Western Australian coast. It was formerly considered the sole species within the Arenophryne genus until the first decade of the 2000s, when a new species of frog called the Southern Sandhill Frog was discovered about 100 kilometres from Geraldton, Western Australia in Kalbarri National Park and given the scientific name Arenophryne xiphorhyncha.
... The Sandhill Frogs are one of the more peculiar of the Australian ground frogs, family Myobatrachidae ... Most of the Australian burrowing frogs burrow backwards only the Sandhill Frog and the Turtle Frog (Myobatrachus gouldii) burrow head first ... To achieve this, both frogs have small heads and strong arms ...
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