Corrections - May 2008
Home - Updates Grevy's Zebra (Equus grevyi)
The identification of the animals and plants found in this website is mostly based on the photographs alone, which is usually sufficient to determine the species with certainty. In a few cases, however, details such as scale counts in reptiles are necessary to verify an identification, and such details are not always clearly visible in photographs. An experienced field biologist, though, may be able to verify the identification just by looking at the photo. For this reason, we frequently consult experts to have our identifications verified.

Most recently, some of Australia's leading experts in herpetology were asked to verify our identifications of the Australian reptiles and amphibians found in this website. Fortunately, only very few specimens turned out to be misidentified, and the corrections are presented below. We would like to thank the following experts for their generous assistance: Paul Horner and Dane Trembath (Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin), Patrick Couper and Steve Wilson (Queensland Museum, Brisbane), Conrad Hoskin (Australian National University, Canberra), Ross Sadlier (Australian Museum, Sydney), and Carolyn Kovach (South Australian Museum, Adelaide).

Amphibolurus gilberti (previously misidentified as A. temporalis)
Carlia sp. (previously misidentified as C. munda)
Cryptoblepharus sp. (previously misidentified as C. plagiocephalus)
Lampropholis adonis (previously misidentified as L. delicata)
Litoria rothii (previously misidentified as L. coplandi)
Litoria rubella (previously misidentified as L. bicolor)

Also thanks to Penny Greenslade, Australia, for identifying the undescribed springtail (Acanthanura sp.), and to Oldrich Nedved, Czech Republic, for correcting the identification of Tritoma bipustulata.

Tritoma bipustulata (previously misidentified as Scymnus frontalis)

We apologize for any inconvenience that these misidentifications might have caused.

Rune Midtgaard