Tree Frogs

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Tree frogs
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Red-eyed tree frog ♀ Agalychnis callidryas
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Lissamphibia
Order:Anura
Family:Hylidae
Genera

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Tree frogs are frogs of the family Hylidae. They are of small size, more elegant in form than the true frogs Ranidae, of brighter colors, and more active habits. They feed on insects, which they pursue on the branches of shrubs and trees.

The European tree frogs (for instance Hyla arborea) are common in the middle and south of the continent, and range into Asia and the north of Africa. The species become very noisy on the approach of rain, and are sometimes kept in confinement as a kind of barometer.

The North American common tree frog is Hyla versicolor, replaced in the south by the green tree frog, H. viridis. The spring peeper is widespread in the eastern United States.

The tree toad is a popular name for several of the Hylidae. Used without a qualifying epithet, it is equivalent to tree frog. With a qualifying epithet, it is limited to particular species. Hyla versicolor is the changeable tree toad, Trachycephalus lichenatus is the lichened, and T. marmoratus the marbled tree toad.

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(Phyllomedusa lemur)
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red eyed tree frog
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