Orange-thighed frog

species of amphibian

The orange-thighed frog, northern orange-eyed frog or lime tree frog[1] (Litoria xanthomera) is a species of tree frogs. They live in tropical places in Queensland, Australia. They are green with orange eyes. They also look like the red-eyed tree frog. The orange-thighed frog is a medium-sized tree frog. They can reach up to 5.5 centimeters in length. It is a skinny frog with a thin body, flat head and large orange eyes.

Orange-thighed frog
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Litoria xanthomera
Davies, McDonald, and Adams, 1986
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Distribution of the orange-thighed frog
Synonyms[1]
  • Litoria xanthomera (Davies, McDonald, and Adams, 1986)
  • Dryopsophus xanthomera (Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016)
  • Ranoidea xanthomera (Dubois and Frétey, 2016)

This frog lives in rainforests where the trees are close together. It spends almost all its time high in the trees. It only comes down from the tree to look for mates and lay eggs.[2] Male orange-thighed frogs gather in groups in ponds. They call for a mate from branches or on the edge of the water. Their call is a long aaa-rk. They mate with females after a heavy rainfall. Their eggs are brown and the female can lay from 800 to 1600 eggs. The orange-thighed frog's tadpole are similar to the red-eyed tree frogs.

This frog was in danger because human beings would cut down its forests to take the wood to build things. Now, people visiting their forests for fun is a larger problem.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Ranoidea xanthomera (Davies, McDonald, and Adams, 1986)". American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved October 9, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 J-M. Hero (April 5, 2002). "Litoria xanthomera: Orange-thighed Frog". Amphibiaweb. Retrieved October 9, 2020. Unknown parameter |displayauthors= ignored (help)
  • Barker, J.; Grigg, G.C. & Tyler, M.J. (1995). A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Surrey Beatty & Sons. ISBN 0-949324-61-2.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  • Stratford, Danial (2000). "Litoria xanthomera" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2005-07-24. Retrieved 2006-09-06.