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Troschel’s Tree Frog

(Hypsiboas calcaratus)

 

Category: Amphibians

 

 

This species of frog is native to South America and inhabits tropical and subtropical moist lowland forest and river environments. They are also called convict frogs because of the striped markings on its flanks.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troschel's_tree_frog

http://www.reptilesmagazine.com/Frog-Amphibian-Species/Convict-Frog

 

Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Amphibia
Order - Anura
Family - Hylidae
Genus - Hypsiboas
Species - H. calcaratus

 
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Interesting Animal Facts

Make sure you retract your eyes 30 times before swallowing!

It has long been known that Frogs retract their eyes and close them while eating, leading scientists to suspect that frogs use their eyes to help them swallow. This suspicion was finally confirmed in 2004, when the northern leopard frog was observed by scientists retracting its eyes while swallowing crickets, actually using them to help push the food toward its esophagus!

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