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2008-05-20 16:22:23

When our distant ancestors were making their way out from the water, they had to evolve a way to lay their eggs on land. Now a tree frog could help shed light on this mysterious, pivotal moment in history. This little yellow Panamanian amphibian is the first known vertebrate that can lay its eggs both in water and on land. The researchers looked at the hourglass treefrog (Dendropsophus ebraccatus), which is also known as the pantless treefrog because part of its leg lacks color....


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Motorbike Frog, Litoria moorei
2013-10-07 15:44:46

The Motorbike Frog (Litoria moorei) is a frog that is well known in Southwest Australia. It is a ground-dwelling tree frog belonging to the Hylidae family, one of only three species of hylids occurring in that area. Its common name comes from the male frog’s mating call, which sounds much like a motorbike changing up through gears; it is also known as Moore’s Frog, the Western Bell Frog, the Western Green and Golden Bell Frog, and the Western Green Tree Frog. This frog has the ability...

Spiny-Headed Tree Frog, Anotheca spinosa
2013-07-26 13:46:35

The Spiny-headed Tree Frog (Anotheca spinosa) is a species of frog belonging to the Hylidae family. It is monotypic within the genus called Anotheca. It is located in Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, and Panama, and its natural habitats are tropical or subtropical moist lowland forests and tropical or subtropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by loss of habitat. This species is large, measuring up to 58 to 80 millimeters, with a number of sharp and pointed projections on the head...

Bocaina Tree Frog, Aplastodiscus callipygius
2013-07-26 12:07:35

The Bocaina Tree Frog (Aplastodiscus callipygius) or perereca-verde, is a species of frog belonging to the family Hylidae. It is native to Brazil. Its natural habitats are tropical or subtropical moist montane forests and rivers. It is threatened by loss of habitat. It can grow to a length of about 2 inches, snout to vent. It has a broad head and a pointed snout, and vomerine teeth positioned on the roof of its mouth. The large and bulging eyes have golden irises with a horizontal slit...

Aplastodiscus leucopygius
2013-07-26 12:00:00

Aplastodiscus leucopygius is a species of frog belonging to the family Hylidae. It is native to Brazil. Its natural habitats are tropical or subtropical moist lowland forests, rivers, intermittent freshwater marshes, plantations, rural gardens, irrigated land, and heavily degraded former forests. It is a frog of medium size, growing to a length of about 1.6 inches. The snout is rounded, and a single vocal sac is located in the throat. The iris is a golden color, tinged with orange around...

Common Green Frog, Hylarana Erythraea
2013-07-16 16:02:04

The Common Green Frog (Hylarana erythraea) is a frog in the true frog family called Ranidae of superfamily Ranoidea. It resides in Southeast Asia and is also known as the Green Paddy Frog, Red Eared Frog, or Leaf Frog. The last name, however, is commonly in reference to the Neotropical tree frogs which make up the subfamily Phyllomedusinae. These aren't closely related to H. erythraea, belonging to family Hylidae in superfamily Hyloidea instead. This frog has confused researchers for a...

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