Manaus slender-legged tree frog

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Manaus slender-legged tree frog
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Osteocephalus
O. taurinus
Binomial name
Osteocephalus taurinus
(Steindachner, 1862)
  • Osteocephalus taurinus Fitzinger, 1843
  • Osteocephalus taurinus Steindachner, 1862
  • Osteocephalus flavolineatus Steindachner, 1862
  • rachycephalus (Osteocephalus) taurinus Steindachner, 1867
  • Trachycephalus (Osteocephalus) flavolineatus Steindachner, 1867
  • Hyla taurina Boulenger, 1882
  • Hyla planiceps Boulenger, 1882
  • Hyla (Trachycephalus) taurina Melin, 1941
  • Hyla depressa Andersson, 1945
  • Osteocephalus taurinus Goin, 1961

The Manaus slender-legged tree frog (Osteocephalus taurinus ) is a frog. It lives in the places around the Amazon River and Orinoco River. This is in Venezuela, Guyana, French Guiana, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil.[3][1][2]

The adult male frog is 71 to 92 mm long from nose to rear end and the adult female frog is 90 to 101 mm. The male frogs have warty skin on their backs and the female frogs have no warts. The skin of the frog's back is brown. Some frogs have a light brown line down the middle of the back. The back legs have dark brown stripes going sideways. The iris of the eye is gold in color with black marks. The belly is light in color.[1]

This frog lives in trees almost all the time. It hides during the day and looks for food at night. People have seen it in primary forest and secondary forest. When the male frogs sing for the female frogs, they sit on short plants or in the water. The female frog lays 2000 eggs at a time. The eggs are black in color. The female frog lays eggs on the surface of the water.[1]

The tadpoles eat frog eggs. They eat the eggs of other types of frogs but also the eggs of the Manaus slender-legged tree frog.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Albertina P. Lima; William E. Magnusson; Marcelo Menin; Luciana K. Erdtmann; Domingos J. Rodrigues; Claudia Keller; Walter Hödl (November 21, 2007). Kellie Whittaker (ed.). "Osteocephalus taurinus ". AmphibiaWeb. University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved July 2, 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Enrique La Marca; Claudia Azevedo-Ramos; Luis A. Coloma; Santiago Ron (2010). "Osteocephalus taurinus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 3.1: e.T55803A11364949. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T55803A11364949.en. 55803. Retrieved July 2, 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Frost, Darrel R. "Osteocephalus taurinus (Smith and Noonan, 2001)". Amphibian Species of the World, an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York. Retrieved July 2, 2022.