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Smilisca baudinii


Smilisca baudinii
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 580 W: 64 N: 2213] (7441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-01-14
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC RX 100, Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-03-04 3:52
Viewed: 407
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
While out at night in the rain forest:

I found this noisy Mexican Treefrog (Smilisca baudinii, Rana de árbol mexicana, Mexikanischer Baumfrosch. Hylidae) in the second-growth forest near the Estación Biológica La Selva. Since it was raining, the small camera with an built-in flash had to do.
This frog species occurs from Texas to Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Salvador, Nicaragua and to Costa Rica. I was intrigued by the resemblance in habit to our palaearctic species in Europe and Asia. There are some organisms on Earth whose adaptation to an ever present environment may be dead-end but successful (the Crocodyles come to mind).

ID: there is a possibility of error due to the fact that in a Natural reserve animals may not be caught or touched. F. Muñoz & R. Johnston, 2013. Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa RicaCornell Univ. Press, Ithaca USA.

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Good capture with your compact camera, Dietrich.
The details on the Frog are excellent.
Ram

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 206 W: 1 N: 496] (5374)
  • [2018-03-05 12:38]

Very nice picture with great details of this interesting frog!
Thank you for sharing it with us.
Saludos.

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