Monday, June 16, 2008

Contest # 2. The Tree Frog.

1.The name originates from the Greek word skinos, meaning quick or nimble. I also found,


Pseudacris is from the Greek pseudes, meaning a false or deceptive, and acris, from the Greek akris, meaning a locust. This name is presumably in reference to their voice. The species name cadaverina is from the Latin cadaver, meaning a corpse, and ina, a suffix denoting a likeness to. This name is in reference to their morbid sounding call. Some researchers place this species in the genus Hyla.

2. Tree frogs lay very few eggs. Some lay their their eggs in the water collected at the base of bromeliads found high up on the trees.

3. A medium to large brown tree frog range from 40-85 mm in length. A white tree frog can average 10 cm (4 inches) in length, this frog tends to look really fat and flabby. Females have been known to grow as long as 5 inches, snout to vent. The males normally grow to be about 4 inches long.

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