New velvet gecko discovered on one of Australia’s northern islands

Griffith Enterprise
Scientists from Griffith University, the Queensland Museum, University of Melbourne and the Northern Territory Government have described a colourful new velvet gecko in the Northern Territory. This species only occurs in the top end on Groote Eylandt, Australia’s third largest offshore island in the Gulf of Carpentaria. The Groote Eylandt Velvet Gecko, Oedura nesos, is […]

DNA sheds light on frogmouth’s flight to Australia.

Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security
A Griffith University-led collaboration has used DNA analysis to resolve the evolutionary origins of the distinctive Australian frogmouth species of bird. The Tawny Frogmouth is one of 13 frogmouth species that occur across Australia, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and tropical Asia. Its distribution has long raised questions: did frogmouths spread out from Asia to […]