Slender-legged tree frogs

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Slender-legged tree frogs
Osteocephalus taurinus
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Subfamily: Hylinae
Genus: Osteocephalus
Steindachner, 1862

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Osteocephalus is a group of frogs. In English, they are named the slender-legged tree frogs. They are a genus in the family Hylidae. They live in the Guianas, the Amazon Basin, Venezuela, Colombia, southeastern Brazil, and northeastern Argentina. Male frogs have warty, bumpy skin, and female frogs have smooth skin.

Species[change | change source]

There are 25 species in Osteocephalus:[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Chasiluisa, Valeria D.; Caminer, Marcel A.; Varela-Jaramillo, Andrea; Ron, Santiago R. (2020-01-01). "Description and phylogenetic relationships of a new species of treefrog of the Osteocephalus buckleyi species group (Anura: Hylidae)". Neotropical Biodiversity. 6 (1): 21–36. doi:10.1080/23766808.2020.1729306.
  • Jungfer, K.-H., Schiesari, L.C. (1995a): Description of a central Amazonian and Guianan tree frog, genus Osteocephalus (Anura, Hylidae), with oophagous tadpoles. - Alytes, Paris 13(1), pp. [1-13]
  • Jungfer, K.-H., Ron, S., Seipp, R., Almendáriz, A. (2000): Two new species of hylid frogs, genus Osteocephalus, from Amazonian Ecuador. - Amphibia-Reptilia 21(3), pp. [327-340]
  • Jungfer, K.-H., Hödl, W. (2002): A new species of Osteocephalus from Ecuador and a redescription of O. leprieurii (Duméril & Bibron, 1841) (Anura: Hylidae). - Amphibia-Reptilia 23(1), pp. [21-46]
  • Jungfer, K.-H., J. Faivovich, J.M. Padial, S. Castroviejo-Fisher, M. Lyra, B. Von Muller Berneck, P. Iglesias, P.J.R. Kok, R.D. MacCulloch, M.T. Rodrigues, V.K. Verdade, C.P. Torres Gastello, J.C. Chaparro, P.H. Valdujo, S. Reichle, J. Moravec, V. Gvoždík, G. Gagliardi-Urrutia, R. Ernst, I. De la Riva, D.B. Means, A.P. Lima, J.C. Señaris, W.C. Wheeler and C.F.B. Haddad. (2013). Systematics of spiny-backed treefrogs (Hylidae: Osteocephalus) an Amazonian puzzle. Zoologica Scripta 42: 351–380.

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