Monday, January 2, 2017

Small headed Treefrog, Dendropsophus microcephalus (Hylidae)

Small headed Treefrog, Dendropsophus microcephalus misera (Hylidae)

A small yellow frog: 17-20 mm SVL; with the canthus forming a distinct ridge, and a light line from the anterior of eye to nostril. Dorsal skin smooth, ventral skin and skin under are thighs granular. Fingers with some webbing, mostly reduced to bases of digits and lateral fringe; toes moderately webbed. D. goughi has a rounded canthus and lacks a lateral cream or enamel stripe. D. minuscula is much smaller, calling males tan and red, with side stripe. 

Choruses are often in flooded roadsides or fields with emergent grasses. Males call from the grass. They may also be in forest edge situations. 

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