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    Frogs call at night, right?

    Citizen scientists help us understand just how much Australian frogs call during the day.

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    Picture perfect: Tim and kelp

    Professor Tim Flannery has been featured in the 2020 Archibald Prize portrait, “Tim and kelp” by artist Tianli Zu, inspired by Professor Tim Flannery’s idea to use seaweed to combat climate change.

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    Do frogs have accents?

    Citizen scientists enable us to understand just how much frog calls change over time and space.

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    This month in Archaeology: Early South Australian Riverland occupation dates to at least 29,000 years ago

    Recently published research in Australian Archaeology has vastly extended the known timeline of Aboriginal occupation in the Riverland region of South Australia, Dr Amy Way discusses.

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    Newly discovered fossil species named after Doctor Who

    A newly discovered trilobite species has been named after Doctor Who actor Tom Baker, by Australian Museum and University of New South Wales scientists, honouring his legacy encouraging young people into careers in STEM.

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    Frogs surviving the flames: Citizen scientists reveal frogs calling across the fire zone

    We have made a big leap in our understanding of how frogs respond to fire, thanks to citizen scientists across Australia!

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    Tears of the gods in a tube!

    A recent study of AMRI collections has led to a revision of records from the southwest Pacific and the recognition of a new species.

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    How does a land snail become a threatened species?

    September 7th, the day the last thylacine died in captivity in 1936, is National Threatened Species Day. Founded to raise awareness of Australia’s plants and animals at risk of extinction, it’s also the occasion of Australia’s Threatened Species Bake-off.

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    Triage for Australia's lizards and snakes

    Which of Australia’s endangered species need our most urgent attention? This was the question facing a group of conservation biologists, including two scientists from the Australian Museum Research Institute, following the most recent round of Red Data Book assessments of our reptiles.

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    A tad mysterious: The identity of five fabulous funnel-mouthed tadpoles revealed

    When it comes to surveying for rare and threatened frog species, it’s important to be able to identify the tadpoles too!

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    This month in Archaeology: When did dingoes first come to Australia?

    For this month’s blog, we examine a paper recently published by Loukas Koungoulos and Melanie Fillios in the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, in order to answer the question: when did dingoes first come to Australia?

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    Hopping to it: 200,000 frog records in three years of FrogID

    With the help of citizen scientists, a 3 cm-sized threatened Sydney frog has been verified as the 200,000th record for the Australian Museum’s national FrogID project.

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    The Leaf-litter Frog mystery in the Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia

    Although Leaf-litter Frogs are found throughout the forests of Southeast Asia, only a single individual had been recorded in the Cardamom Mountains. This has now changed, with the scientific discovery of the Cardamom Leaf-Litter Frog, named in honour of Cambodian Herpetologist Thy Neang.

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    A new “type” of Pig-footed Bandicoot

    The original description of the now extinct Australian Pig-footed Bandicoot was based on one specimen, since lost, from which the tail was missing. New research, from the Australian Museum and Western Australian Museum, has nominated a replacement…

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    Chasing endemic land snails on Lord Howe Island

    Climbing high mountains, leaping out of boats, winching out of helicopters … we are prepared to do it all, and more, for endemic snails!