Alfaro's tree frog

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Alfaro's tree frog
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Boana
B. alfaroi
Binomial name
Boana alfaroi
(Caminer and Ron, 2014)
  • Hypsiboas alfaroi Caminer and Ron, 2014
  • Boana alfaroi Dubois, 2017

Alfaroi's tree frog (Boana alfaroi) is a frog that lives in Brazil, Ecuador, and Colombia. Scientists think it may also live in Peru. Scientists have seen it between 176 and 350 meters above sea level.[1][2]

This is a medium-sized tree frog with large eyes. The adult male frog is 27.9 to 36.3 mm long from nose to rear end and the adult female frog is 39.7 to 49.2 mm long. It has wide discs on its toes for climbing. The skin on its back is the color of light coffee.[2]

This frog lives in tropical rainforests. It hides during the day and looks for food at night.[2]

This frog is named after Eloy Alfaro Delgado. He was president of Ecuador.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Boana alfaroi (Caminer and Ron, 2014)". Amphibian Species of the World 6.0, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved July 6, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Diego A. Ortiz; Diego A. Paucar; Santiago R. Ron (June 16, 2020). "Boana alfaroi: Alfaro's Treefrog, Rana arborea de Alfaro". Amphibiaweb. Retrieved July 6, 2021.