Upper Amazon tree frog

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Upper Amazon tree frog
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Dendropsophus
D. bifurcus
Binomial name
Dendropsophus bifurcus
(Rivero, 1945)
  • Hyla (Hylella) bifurca (Andersson, 1945)
  • Dendropsophus bifurcus (Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005)

The upper Amazon tree frog (Dendropsophus bifurcus) is a frog that lives in the upper Amazon basin. This is in parts of Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Brazil and Bolivia.[3][1]

The adult male frog is 23 to 28 mm long from nose to rear end and the adult female frog is 29 to 35 mm long. This frog is brown in color with white or orange stripes around its head and front legs.[1]

These frogs live on the edges of forests but not in primary forest. They are good at living in places that human beings have changed.[1]

The males sing for the females after it rains. The eggs are dark in color.[1]

In Spanish, this frog is called ranita payaso pequeña, or "small clown frog."[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Morley Read; Santiago R. Ron (November 23, 2010). "Dendropsophus bifurcus" (in Spanish). Amphibiaweb. Retrieved February 23, 2021.
  2. Luis A. Coloma; Santiago Ron; Claudia Azevedo-Ramos; Ariadne Angulo; Fernando Castro; Jose Vicente Rueda (2004). "Dendropsophus bifurcus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2004: e.T55409A11302897. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55409A11302897.en. Retrieved February 23, 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Dendropsophus bifurcus (Rivero, 1945)". Amphibian Species of the World 6.0, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved February 23, 2021.