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Forest Chirping Frog

Adenomera hylaedactyla

Description:

Tiny frog about 25mm (1") long. Grey brown dorsal surface with greenish brown mottled markings with a larger area of of colour between the eyes. Skin is slightly ridged and there are 3 light coloured pinstripes running up the back. The distance from the end of the snout to the eye is about 1.5x the diameter of the eye itself. (see notes)

Habitat:

Found on the forest trail heading from the river to an oxbow lake on the forest floor in South East Peru within the Amazon Basin.

Notes:

There are two very similar species here. This one and A. andreae. In the field a major physical difference beween the two is that the distance between the eye and the end of the snout is greater in this species. Ref: AmphibiaWeb.

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triggsturner
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triggsturner

Fitzcarrald, Madre de Dios, Peru

Spotted on Jun 27, 2017
Submitted on Aug 20, 2017

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