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Lowland Burrowing Treefrog Pternohyla fodiens


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Lowland Burrowing Treefrog
credit: Aaron Mills/CCSA

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Family: Hylidae, Treefrogs view all from this family

Description Yellow-brown with blackish spots/stripes. Skin fused to skull with a fold at back of head. Small toe pads. Gray throat on males.

Dimensions 2.5-5.1cm. (1-2")

Voice Squawking sound.

Breeding July-August. During/after summer rains.

Habitat Subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, intermittent freshwater marshes, and temperate desert.

Range Arizona to Mexico's pacific coast.

Discussion Nocturnal. Lives in high humidity areas. Burrows underground. When breeding or in a chorus it is easy to catch. Otherwise is very hard to find/catch.