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Lowland burrowing tree frog

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Anura
Genus  Smilisca
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Hylidae
Scientific name  Smilisca fodiens
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Higher classification  Mexican burrowing tree frog
Similar  Mexican burrowing tree frog, Frog, Amphibians, Hylidae, Common Mexican tree frog

Lowland burrowing tree frog


The lowland burrowing tree frog or northern casquehead frog, Smilisca fodiens, is a species of frog in the family Hylidae. It is found in south-central Arizona, the United States, and southward along the coastal plain and foothills to Western and South-Central Mexico. Its natural habitats are open mesquite grassland and tropical scrub forests at elevations from near sea level to about 1,490 m (4,890 ft) above sea level. It is a burrowing frog that is common in rain-filled temporary pools, its breeding habitat. It is threatened by habitat loss caused by agricultural development. However, many well-preserved populations have been recorded.

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Lowland burrowing tree frog Wikipedia


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