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Gliding Treefrog

Agalychnis spurelli


At CRARC near Guyacan, CR. Note the sixth picture. Although fuzzy, you can see three pairs of eyes as a rival male tries to butt in on an amplexing pair.

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Aj Unni
Aj Unni 9 years ago

Incredible spotting..!! and stunning pictures too

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Not sure if this is the same one but I have seen footage of 'gliding' frogs which have enough foot webbing that they can actually 'control' a 'jump' from high up in a tree and move forward while falling. I guess that's as close as they get to gliding but I sure would love to see it for real.

John G. Phillips
John G. Phillips 9 years ago

The name is most likely a misleading one. They have bigger toes and extra webbing, but I do not believe that they actually glide. Like most frogs...they jump.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Excellent set of pics John. It must have been a buzz finding these. Did you see any gliding?

John G. Phillips
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John G. Phillips

Limón, Costa Rica

Spotted on May 21, 2011
Submitted on May 21, 2012

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