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Map tree frog

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Map tree frog
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Boana
Species:
B. geographica
Binomial name
Boana geographica
(Spix, 1824)
Synonyms[3]
  • Hyla geographica Spix, 1824
  • Hypsiboas geographica Wagler, 1830
  • Hyla (Centrotelma) geographica Burmeister, 1856
  • Centrotelma geographica Cope, 1867
  • Centrotelma cryptomelan Cope, 1867
  • Hyla cryptomelas Boulenger, 1882
  • Hyla (Hypsiboas) oxyrhina Cope, 1863
  • Hyla geographica Müller, 1922
  • Hyla cryptomelan Barbour and Loveridge, 1929
  • Hyla geographica punctatissima Parker, 1935
  • Hyla geographica geographica Parker, 1935
  • Hypsiboas geographicus Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005
  • Boana geographica Dubois, 2017

The map tree frog (Boana geographica) is a frog that lives in Brazil, Boliva, Colombia, and Peru.[3][1]

The adult male frog may be as big as 55 mm from nose to rear end and the adult female frog may be as big as 75 mm. Unlike Boana calcarata and Boana fasciata, this frog has webbing on its front feet. It has more webbing on its hind feet than on its front feet.[1]

This frog changes color as it grows older. Adult frogs have black marks that connect so that it looks like it has a map on its skin.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Michelle Iwaki (April 26, 2004). "Boana geographica". Amphibiaweb. Retrieved June 18, 2021.
  2. Claudia Azevedo-Ramos; Enrique La Marca; Luis A. Coloma; Santiago Ron; Jerry Hardy (2010). "Map Tree Frog: Boana geographica". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2010. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: e.T55487A11306008. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T55487A11306008.en. Retrieved June 18, 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Boana geographica (Spix, 1824)". Amphibian Species of the World 6.0, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved June 18, 2021.