Rivero's Amazon tree frog

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Rivero's Amazon tree frog
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Dendropsophus
D. riveroi
Binomial name
Dendropsophus riveroi
(Cochran and Goin, 1970)
  • Hyla riveroi (Cochran and Goin, 1964)
  • Dendropsophus riveroi (Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005)

Rivero's Amazon tree frog (Dendropsophus riveroi) is a frog that lives in Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. Scientists have seen it between 100 and 350 meters above sea level.[3][1]

The adult male frog is 19 to 20 mm long from nose to rear end. The adult female frog is 22 to 23 mm long.

This frog comes in many colors, from brown to yellow to whitish. They often have two or three marks behind each eye.[1]

This frog is named after Juan Rivero, a amphibian scientist from Puerto Rico who helped show that it is its own species.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Morley Read; Santiago R. Ron (February 17, 2012). "Rivero's Amazon Tree Frog: Dendropsophus riveroi" (in Spanish). Amphibiaweb. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  2. Claudia Azevedo-Ramos; Luis A. Coloma; Santiago Ron; Diego Cisneros-Heredia; Javier Icochea; Ariadne Angulo; Marinus Hoogmoed (2004). "Rivero's Amazon Tree Frog: Dendropsophus riveroi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2004. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: e.T55626A11342961. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55626A11342961.en. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Dendropsophus riveroi (Cochran and Goin, 1970)". Amphibian Species of the World 6.0, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved March 25, 2021.