Dendropsophus microcephalus

Dendropsophus microcephalus

''Dendropsophus microcephalus'' is a species of frog in the family Hylidae. It is found in southeastern Mexico , Central America , and northern South America in Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, the Guianas , and northern Brazil. This widespread species might actually be a species complex. Its common names include yellow treefrog, small-headed treefrog, and yellow cricket treefrog.
Small frog at night, Santa María, Colombia In a tiny pool of water. Closeup:
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/48194/small_frog_at_night_-_closeup_santa_mara_colombia.html

Size reference:
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/48202/small_frog_at_night_-_reference_santa_mara_colombia.html Boyacá,Colombia,Dendropsophus microcephalus,Santa María,South America,World

Appearance

Males grow to about 25 mm and females 31 mm in snout–vent length. It is dorsally smooth and pale to bright yellow with two fairly distinct light brown lines that run in parallel down the length of the body. Upper surfaces of the thighs have dark markings. Ventrally it is pale cream or white, possibly with more yellowish throat. The iris is bronze.
Small frog at night - closeup, Santa María, Colombia Size reference:
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Status

''Dendropsophus microcephalus'' inhabits savanna and forest edge species, often in association with wetlands. It also occurs in disturbed or altered habitats at foothills and low elevations in secondary forests and pasture grasslands or cut-over forests. It can also be found in marshy areas outside or adjacent to forest, including temporarily open areas. Breeding takes place in temporary and permanent pools. It is nocturnal. It altitudinal range is 0–1,300 m above sea level.

''Dendropsophus microcephalus'' is a very abundant species throughout its range. There are no significant threats to this species that also occurs in many protected areas.
Small frog at night - reference, Santa María, Colombia On my boot, for size reference. Boyacá,Colombia,Dendropsophus microcephalus,Santa María,South America,World

Habitat

''Dendropsophus microcephalus'' inhabits savanna and forest edge species, often in association with wetlands. It also occurs in disturbed or altered habitats at foothills and low elevations in secondary forests and pasture grasslands or cut-over forests. It can also be found in marshy areas outside or adjacent to forest, including temporarily open areas. Breeding takes place in temporary and permanent pools. It is nocturnal. It altitudinal range is 0–1,300 m above sea level.

''Dendropsophus microcephalus'' is a very abundant species throughout its range. There are no significant threats to this species that also occurs in many protected areas.

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Status: Least concern
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassAmphibia
OrderAnura
FamilyHylidae
GenusDendropsophus
SpeciesD. microcephalus
Photographed in
Colombia