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Australian Snubfin Dolphin

The Australian snubfin looks a bit different to other Australian dolphins, with its distinctive rounded forehead and small ‘snubby’ dorsal fin. They vary in colour across their body from dark to light brown and white and grow to between 1.5 and 2.7m in length.

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Black-breasted Button-quail

Large and plump, the black-breasted button quail grows up to 19cm in length. It has three forward-facing toes and no hind toe (different from true quails).

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Boggomoss Snail

The boggomoss snail is a medium-sized snail characterised by a relatively thin, semitransparent shell.

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Bridled Nailtail Wallaby

Bridled Nailtail Wallabies are macropods. Macropod means big foot (all the better for hopping with!). Macropods are marsupials in the family Macropodidae, including kangaroos, wallabies, tree-kangaroos, bettongs, potaroos and pademelons.

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Capricorn Yellow Chat

Capricorn Yellow Chats feed, nest and breed at Twelve Mile Creek, just south of Rockhampton, not far from Marmor.

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Fitzroy River Turtle

Fitzroy River turtles grow up to 25 centimetres long, are oval-shaped, are medium to dark brown in colour (with darker blotches) and have distinctive white eyes.

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Ghost Bats

Endangered under Queensland’s Nature Conservation Act 1992 and Vulnerable under Australia’s Environment […]

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Kroombit Tinkerfrog

These small frogs grow to about 25mm in length and can be identified by an X-shaped patch between its shoulders. Its body is greyish with brown specks, and yellowish back legs. It has darker grey spots between the eyes and a rounded nose.

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Kroombit Treefrog

Endangered under Queensland’s Nature Conservation Act 1992 and nominated as Critically Endangered under Australia’s […]

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