Common Chinese tree frog

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Common Chinese tree frog
Hyla chinensis.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Hyla
H. chinensis
Binomial name
Hyla chinensis
(Günther, 1858)
  • Hyla arborea var. chinensis (Günther, 1858)
  • Hyla chinensis (Günther, 1864)
  • Hyla arborea var. chinensis (Boettger, 1885)
  • Hyla arborea var. sinensis (Gee, 1919)
  • Hyla chinensis chinensis (Nieden, 1923)
  • Hyla (Hyla) chinensis (Fouquette and Dubois, 2014)

The common Chinese tree frog or Chinese tree toad (Hyla chinensis) is a tree frog from China. People have seen it in the middle of China and in parts of Taiwan and Vietnam. It lives between 200 and 1000 meters above sea level.[1][2]

The adult frog is 2.5 to 3.3 cm in size. The female frogs are larger than the male frogs. This frog has a wide head. This frog is dark green on the back with a yellow belly and a brown mouth. It has a black stripe near each eye and black spots on its sides. Adult frogs sit in trees, smaller plants, and rice fields, sometimes in groups.[2]

Scientists say this frog is related to Hyla arborea.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Hyla chinensis Günther, 1858". Amphibian Species of the World 6.0, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved November 23, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jesse Lou (June 29, 2000). "Hyla chinensis: Chinese tree toad". Amphibiaweb. Retrieved November 27, 2020.