Yellow tree frog

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Yellow tree frog
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Dendropsophus
Species:
D. microcephalus
Binomial name
Dendropsophus microcephalus
(Bokermann, 1964)
Synonyms[3]
  • Hyla microcephala (Cope, 1886)
  • Hyla cherrei (Cope, 1894)
  • Hyla microcephala (Boulenger, 1898)
  • Hyla underwoodi (Boulenger, 1899)
  • Hyla cherrii (Günther, 1901)
  • Hyla misera (Werner, 1903)
  • Hyla microcephala martini (Smith, 1951)
  • Hyla microcephala underwoodi (Duellman and Fouquette, 1968)
  • Hyla microcephala misera (Fouquette, 1968)
  • Hyla microcephala cherrei (Duellman, 2001)
  • Dendropsophus microcephalus (Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005)

The yellow tree frog, Underwood's yellow tree frog, small-headed tree frog, yellow cricket tree frog, or small-headed dwarf tree frog (Dendropsophus microcephalus) is a frog that lives in Mexico, the Guianas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Venezuela, and Brazil.[3][1]

This frog is larger or smaller depending on where it lives. In Honduras, the adult male frog can be as long as 27 mm long from nose to rear end and the adult female frog can be 29 mm long. In Mexico, the adult female frog can be 30.6 cm long.[1]

This frog changes color. At night, it is light yellow or light brown with red or dark brown markings.[1]

This frog does not live deep in forests. Instead, it leaves near open areas, for example pastures and forests that humans have changed.[1]

This frog lays eggs in temporary bodies of water, for example ditches. The males sing for the females. Sometimes, the males will sing together, like in a chorus.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Anna Doty (October 10, 2007). "Dendropsophus microcephalus: Small-headed Dwarf Treefrog, Yellow Treefrog". Amphibiaweb. Retrieved May 10, 2021.
  2. Bolaños, F.; Santos-Barrera, G.; Solís, F.; Ibáñez, R.; Wilson, L.D.; Savage, J.; Lee, J.; Trefaut Rodrigues, M.; Caramaschi, U.; Mijares, A.; Hardy, J. (2008). "Small-headed Treefrog: Dendropsophus microcephalus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008: e.T55558A11318242. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T55558A11318242.en. Retrieved May 10, 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Dendropsophus microcephalus (Cope, 1886)". Amphibian Species of the World 6.0, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved May 10, 2021.