Ecuador slender-legged tree frog

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Ecuador slender-legged tree frog
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Osteocephalus
O. veruciger
Binomial name
Osteocephalus veruciger
(Werner, 1901)
  • Hyla verrucigera Werner, 1901
  • Hyla riopastazae Andersson, 1945
  • Hyla orcesi Funkhouser, 1956
  • Osteocephalus orcesi Cochran and Goin, 1970
  • Osteocephalus verrucigerus Trueb and Duellman, 1970
  • Osteocephalus verruciger Duellman, 1985

The Ecuador slender-legged tree frog (Osteocephalus verruciger) is a frog. It lives Ecuador and Colombia. Scientists have seen it between 1400 and 2000 meters above sea level.[3][1][2]

The adult male frog is 44.3–53.9 mm long from nose to rear end and the adult female frog is 45.5–70.0 mm long. The male frog has olive colored skin on its back. The female frog has dark brown skin on its back. The place where the legs meet the body and the upper front legs are dark brown. There is dark red-brown color on the feet. The throat is cream in color. The belly is red-bronze in color with dark brown marks.[1]

This frog lives in secondary forest on rainy mountains and in open areas.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Morley Read; Santiago R. Ron (September 2, 2011). Santiago R. Ron (ed.). "Osteocephalus verruciger". AmphibiaWeb (in Spanish). University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved July 6, 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2018). "Osteocephalus verruciger". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 3.1: e.T55804A61404526. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-1.RLTS.T55804A61404526.en. 55804. Retrieved July 6, 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Frost, Darrel R. "Osteocephalus verruciger (Werner, 1901)". Amphibian Species of the World, an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York. Retrieved July 6, 2022.