tree frog

tree frog


European green tree frogs (Hyla arborea).—Jane Burton/Bruce Coleman Ltd.

Any of some 550 species (family Hylidae) of mostly arboreal frogs, found worldwide but primarily in the New World. Most species are small, slender, and long-legged and have suckerlike adhesive disks on the finger and toe tips. Some do not climb well and live in water, on land, or in a burrow. Most species lay eggs in water. Young marsupial frogs (genus Gastrotheca), of South America, develop in a brood pouch on the female's back.

Variants of TREE FROG

tree frog or tree toad

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