Hallowell's tree frog

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Hallowell's tree frog
Hallowell's tree frog (Hyla hallowellii).jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Hyla
H. hallowellii
Binomial name
Hyla hallowellii
(Thompson, 1912)
  • Hyla hallowellii (Thompson, 1912)
  • Hyla hallowelli (Van Denburgh, 1912)
  • Hyla hallowelli hallowelli (Inger, 1947)
  • Hyla hallowelli schmidti (Inger, 1947)

Hallowell's tree frog (Hyla hallowellii) is a small tree frog from Ryukyu Island in Japan.[1][2]

This frog has more webbing on its front feet than on its hind feet. it has smooth skin on its back and discs on its toes for climbing. Adult frogs eat leaves and twigs. They change color as they grow older.[2]

This frog can live near humans. The female frog lays its eggs in rice fields or other bodies of water that do not move. The tadpoles can grow to 4.0 cm in length.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Hyla halowellii Thompson, 1912". Amphibian Species of the World 6.0, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved November 23, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Brian Petirs (October 15, 2001). "Hyla hallowellii". Amphibiaweb. Retrieved November 23, 2020.