Osteocephalus buckleyi

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Osteocephalus buckleyi
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Osteocephalus
O. buckleyi
Binomial name
Osteocephalus buckleyi
(Boulenger, 1882)
  • Hyla buckleyi Boulenger, 1882
  • Osteocephalus buckleyi Goin, 1961
  • "Osteocephalus vilmae Ron, Venegas, Toral, Read, Ortiz, and Manzano, 2012

Buckley's slender-legged tree frog (Osteocephalus buckleyi) is a frog. It lives Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil and the Guianas. Scientists have seen it as high as 700 meters above sea level.[1][2][3]

The adult male frog is 42-50 mm long from nose to rear end and the adult female frog is 63-69 mm long. The skin of the frog's back is dark green with brown spots. The skin where the legs meet the body is blue. It has bumps on its skin. There is some extra skin on the outsides of its feet. The iris of the eye is gold in color.[2]

An adult female frog.

This frog hides during the day and moves around at night. At night, the frog sits on branches or plants near or hanging over streams. During the day, the frog hides on roots, rocks or dead tree trunks near the water.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Frost, Darrel R. "Osteocephalus buckleyi (Boulenger, 1882)". Amphibian Species of the World, an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York. Retrieved July 5, 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Albertina P. Lima; William E. Magnusson; Marcelo Menin; Luciana K. Erdtmann; Domingos J. Rodrigues; Claudia Keller; Walter Hödl (November 21, 2007). Tate Tunstall (ed.). "Osteocephalus buckleyi". AmphibiaWeb. University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved July 5, 2022.
  3. Enrique La Marca; Claudia Azevedo-Ramos; Luis A. Coloma; Santiago Ron (2004). "Osteocephalus buckleyi". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 3.1: e.T55789A11356485. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55789A11356485.en. 55789. Retrieved July 5, 2022.