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Australian Toadlets and Water Frogs: Myobatrachidae


Depending on the species, a frog in this family may live in a rainforest stream, a mountain meadow, a forest, a grassland that is dry much of the year, or in desert-like sand dunes near oceans. Many of them burrow into the soil or disappear under moss, leaf piles, or logs during the daytime. Even the tadpoles live in many habitats. Eggs and tadpoles may develop in a stream that flows all year, in a pond that will dry up later in the year, in a nest on land, or under the ground. In a few species, the eggs and/or tadpoles actually develop into frogs inside pockets on their fathers' hips, or inside their mothers' stomachs.

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