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Casque-headed tree frogs
Trachycephalus resinifictrix
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Subfamily: Hylinae
Genus: Trachycephalus
Tschudi, 1838

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  • Phrynohyas Fitzinger, 1843

Trachycephalus is a genus of frogs. People call them casque-headed tree frogs. They are in the family Hylidae. They live in Mexico, Central America, and South America. Scientists looked at the genuses of tree frogs and decided that the seven species of frogs in the genus Phrynohyas should be in Trachycephalus instead. The also said that Phrynohyas is a synonym of (another name for) Trachycephalus.[1] These frogs live in the high tree branches of tropical rainforests. They lay eggs in holes in trees. They almost never go to the ground.

Species[change | change source]

Binomial name and author Common name
T. atlas (Bokermann, 1966) Bokermann's casque-headed tree frog
T. coriaceus (Peters, 1867) Surinam golden-eyed tree frog
T. cunauaru (Gordo, Toledo, Suárez, Kawashita-Ribeiro, Ávila, Morais, and Nunes, 2013)
T. dibernardoi (Kwet and Solé, 2008)
T. hadroceps (Duellman and Hoogmoed, 1992) New River tree frog
T. helioi (Nunes, Suárez, Gordo, and Pombal, 2013)
T. imitatrix (Miranda-Ribeiro, 1926) Rio golden-eyed tree frog
T. jordani (Stejneger and Test, 1891) Jordan's casque-headed tree frog
T. lepidus (Pombal, Haddad, and Cruz, 2003)
T. macrotis (Andersson, 1945)
T. mambaiensis (Cintra, Silva, Silva, Garcia and Zaher, 2009)
T. mesophaeus (Hensel, 1867) Porto Alegre golden-eyed tree frog
T. nigromaculatus (Tschudi, 1838) Black-spotted casque-headed tree frog
T. quadrangulum (Boulenger, 1882)
T. resinifictrix (Goeldi, 1907) Mission golden-eyed tree frog or Amazon milk frog
T. typhonius (Linnaeus, 1758) Veined tree frog
T. venezolanus (Mertens, 1950) Venezuela Casque-headed Frog
T. "vermiculatus" (Cope, 1877) Milky Treefrog

References[change | change source]

  1. Faivovich, J.; Haddad, C.F.B.; Garcia, P.C.A.; Frost, D.R.; Campbell, J.A.; Wheeler, W.C., 2005: Systematic Review of the Frog Family Hylidae, with Special Reference to Hylinae: Phylogenetic Analysis and Taxonomic Revision. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, Num. 294, pp.1-240. [1] Archived 2018-09-16 at the Wayback Machine.

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