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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 6

34. Pelodryas cæruleus. — Great Green Tree Frog

34. Pelodryas cæruleus.

Great Green Tree Frog,

The largest of our Batrachians, found in every part of Australia, and in New Guinea. I have seen specimens as large as a man's fist. This species feeds upon almost every living object that can be swallowed: lizards, frogs, all kinds of insects, and young birds—for I have once taken the nestling of a small honey-eater out of the stomach of one of these insatiable reptiles.

This concludes my notice of the reptilian fauna of the Lower Murray, which, as before mentioned, will prove much richer both in genera and species than it appears at present to be. I could enumerate some 5 or 6 more species, but these were in such bad preservation that it was found impossible to determine their character with certainty.