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I found this noisy Mexican Treefrog (Smilisca baudinii, Rana de Ã¡rbol mexicana, Mexikanischer Baumfrosch. Hylidae) in the second-growth forest near the EstaciÃ³n BiolÃ³gica La Selva. Since it was raining, the small camera with an built-in flash had to do.
This frog species occurs from Texas to Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Salvador, Nicaragua and to Costa Rica. I was intrigued by the resemblance in habit to our palaearctic species in Europe and Asia. There are some organisms on Earth whose adaptation to an ever present environment may be dead-end but successful (the Crocodyles come to mind).
ID: there is a possibility of error due to the fact that in a Natural reserve animals may not be caught or touched. F. MuÃ±oz & R. Johnston, 2013. Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa RicaCornell Univ. Press, Ithaca USA.
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Good capture with your compact camera, Dietrich.
The details on the Frog are excellent.
- [2018-03-05 12:38]
Very nice picture with great details of this interesting frog!
Thank you for sharing it with us.