Leaf green tree frog

species of amphibian
(Redirected from Litoria phyllochroa)

The leaf green tree frog (Ranoidea phyllochroa) is a frog from Victoria and New South Wales in Australia.[2][3]

Leaf green tree frog
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Clade: Ranoidea
R. nudidigita
Binomial name
Ranoidea nudidigita
(Günther, 1863)
  • Hyla phyllochroa (Günther, 1863)
  • Hyla phyllochrous phyllochroa (Copland, 1963)
  • Litoria phyllochroa (Tyler, 1971)
  • Dryopsophus phyllochroa (Wells and Wellington, 1985)
  • Dryopsophus phyllochrous (Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016)
  • Ranoidea phyllochroa (Dubois and Frétey, 2016)

This frog lives in forests and grasslands, but it can also live in suburbs and cities.[4] This frog lives near streams. The female lays eggs on plants underneath the water. The tadpoles grow into frogs in 12 weeks.[3]

Even though it is called the "leaf green" tree frog, it is usually olive green in color. It has a yellow stripe down each side of its body. This frog can change color, becoming very dark, to blend in with the area around it to hide.[4]

Scientists used to think the narrow fringed frog was the same species as the leaf green tree frog but they now think they are two species. They think so because the narrow fringed frog and leaf green tree frog have different voice calls and live in different places. The narrow fringed frog is also called the leaf green tree frog or leaf green river tree frog.[2][5]

References change

  1. Hero, J.; Lemckert, F.; Robertson, P.; Mahony, M. (2008). "Leaf Green Tree Frog: Litoria phyllochroa". 2004. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: e.T41107A10399441. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T41107A10399441.en. Retrieved September 21, 2020. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Ranoidea phyllochroa (Günther, 1863)". American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved September 21, 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Litoria phyllochroa: Leaf Green Tree Frog". Amphibiaweb. Retrieved September 21, 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Leaf Green Tree Frog". Australian Museum. April 24, 2020. Retrieved September 21, 2020.
  5. "Litoria nudidigita: Leaf Green Tree Frog". Frogs of Australia. Retrieved September 21, 2020.