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Indirect impacts of invasive cane toads ( Bufo marinus ) on nest predation in pig-nosed turtles ( Carettochelys insculpta )

Doody, J S; Green, B; Sims, Rachel; Rhind, D; West, P; Steer, David

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The cane toad (Bufo marinus) was introduced into Australia in 1935. Because this toxic frog is novel to the Australian fauna, its introduction has impacted native fauna in a variety of ways. We anticipated a severe decline in the yellow-spotted monitor lizard (Varanus panoptes) associated with the arrival of cane toads along the Daly River, Northern Territory, and predicted a simultaneous impact on nest predation in the pig-nosed turtle (Carettochelys insculpta) because the lizard is the chief...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/85118
Source: Wildlife Research
DOI: 10.1071/WR05042

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