Osteocephalus planiceps

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Osteocephalus planiceps
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Osteocephalus
O. planiceps
Binomial name
Osteocephalus planiceps
(Cope, 1874)
  • Osteocephalus planiceps Cope, 1874
  • Trachycephalus planiceps Knauer, 1878

Osteocephalus planiceps is a frog. It lives in the places around the Amazon River. This is in Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador. Scientists think it might also live in Brazil. People have seen this frog between 200 and 700 meters above sea level.[3][1][2]

The adult male frog is 48.0–68.8 mm long from nose to rear end and the adult female frog is 49.9–84.9 mm long. It is brown, gray-brown, or yellow-brown in color. It has dark brown stripes across its legs. The iris of the eye is bronze in color with black marks. Its bones are green in color.[1]

This frog looks for food at night. It lives in forests and open areas.[1]

This frog's scientific name planiceps comes from the Latin words planus for "flat" and ceps for "head."[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Morley Read; Santiago R. Ron (August 29, 2011). Santiago R. Ron. (ed.). "Osteocephalus planiceps". AmphibiaWeb (in Spanish). University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved July 2, 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Angulo, A.; Coloma, L.A.; Ron, S.R.; Castro, F.; Rueda-Almonacid, J.V.; Jungfer, K.; Icochea M., J. (2010). "Osteocephalus planiceps". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 3.1: e.T55801A86621296. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T55801A11364262.en. 55803. Retrieved July 2, 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Frost, Darrel R. "Osteocephalus planiceps (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.