A female Eyelash Marsupial Frog (Gastrotheca cornuta) brooding eggs in her dorsal pouch
The Eyelash Marsupial Frog, Gastrotheca cornuta, is a canopy dwelling frog. Females have a pouch in their backs where they store fertilized and developing eggs. The eggs go through development completely within this pouch and fully formed frogs emerge from the special structure. This female is carrying a clutch of developing eggs. This species is declining across its range in the mountain forests of Central America. The image was taken at the Atlanta Botanical Garden (2007) in a conservation breeding program where this species was bred in captivity for the first time.
The horned marsupial frog , is a species of frog in the family Hemiphractidae. It is an arboreal species found in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Panama. Its natural habitats are tropical moist lowland forests and montane cloud forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.