Cope's gray treefrog

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Cope's Grey Tree Frog
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Hyla
Species: H. chrysoscelis
Binomial name
Hyla chrysoscelis
Cope, 1880

The Cope's Grey Tree Frog (Hyla chrysoscelis) is a species of tree frogs. They live in the United States. It is believed that the Cope's Grey Tree Frog evolved after the last major ice age. Cope's Grey Tree Frog can live in temperatures as low as -8°C.[1] Females can lay up to 10–40 eggs. The eggs hatch in four days. When the eggs hatch, they are called "tadpoles". Tadpoles will become a young frog in 45–65 days. The species name chrysoscelis is from the Greek word chrysos, which means "gold". The Greek word scelis means "leg".[2]

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  • Hammerson (2004). Hyla chrysoscelis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 12 May 2006.
  • Bernard S. Martof et al. (1980). Amphibians and Reptiles of the Carolinas and Virginia. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. ISBN 0-8078-4252-4.
  • Sargent (1969). A suggestion regarding hindwing diversity among moths of the genus Catocala OF (Noctuidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 23: 261-264. (Available here.)
  • Thomas F. Tyning (1990). A Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. ISBN 0-316-81719-8.

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