Sleepy-eyed Treefrog (Hemiphractus johnsoni)

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Sleepy-eyed Treefrog (Hemiphractus johnsoni)

Postby Regan » Tue Nov 29, 2005 6:27 pm

Now this is THE MOST strangest frog i have ever seen in my life time - its the sleepy-eyed Treefrog. Not only strange but VERY cool check it out.
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Postby Evan » Tue Nov 29, 2005 8:29 pm

Have you actually seen one of these, 'cause he looks incredible. What country are they from?

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Postby samehada » Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:19 pm

hey regly begly put some aussie frogs on thesite this is the arc :D

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rolling frog.

Postby Edgee » Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:35 am

Yeah but all the REALLY interesting frogs come from elsewhere!

I saw this doco on some islands off Brazil(don't quote me on that) and there was a frog that had a strange leg structure which meant that it could jump uphill but not downhill.
It got around it by rolling into a ball and rolling downhill.

Now that's cool.

ps. That is a damn cool looking frog!!!!

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Postby Regan » Wed Nov 30, 2005 5:19 pm

Geographic Range

Hemiphractus johnsoni is thinly distributed over a vast range. It occupies elevations of 300m to 1910m in the Northern Andean slopes of Colombia, the upper Amazon Basin, and lower Amazonian slopes of the Andes from Ecuador to Northern Bolivia (Trueb 1974).

http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/s ... nsoni.html

this is a good read, strange frog it is... unfortunately no sounds >_< i wish i could see what this little fella sounded like :P but yeah read thru
and as it says its only in 300m - 1910m of the Northern Andean Slopes of Colombia, how cool is that :P
p.s David :P it may be ARC but all frogs are alive :P not just ones in AUS. so we may aswell talk about them if we find them :P

p.p.s Look at this picture it shows various frogs of the region

EDIT - look at this,
QOUTE "Hemiphractinae lack both vocal sacs and vocal slits, mating calls and breeding congregations are unknown." how strrange is that i guess they roam around until they find a mate, i wish they had a call but on further reading they dont make any noise at all >_< how strange
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Postby Regan » Wed Nov 30, 2005 5:37 pm

Hemiphractus Wagler, 1828

(Type = Hemiphractus spixii Wagler, 1828)
Cerathyla Jimenez de la Espada, 1871
(Type = Cerathyla bubalus Jimenez de la Espada, 1871)
Ceratohyla Lapsus

Hemiphractus bubalus (Jimenez de la Espada, 1871)

Cerathyla braconnieri Jimenez de la Espada, 1871
Cerathyla bubalus Jimenez de la Espada, 1871
Cerathyla palmarum Jimenez de la Espada, 1871
Ceratohyla braconnieri Jimenez de la Espada, 1871
Ceratohyla bubalus Jimenez de la Espada, 1871
Ceratohyla palmarum Jimenez de la Espada, 1871
Hemiphractus braconnieri (Jimenez de la Espada, 1871)
Hemiphractus palmarum (Jimenez de la Espada, 1871)

Distribution: Colombia and Ecuador.
Hemiphractus fasciatus Peters, 1862

Cerathyla panamensis Stejneger, 1917
Ceratohyla fasciata (Peters, 1862)
Hemiphractus panamensis (Stejneger, 1917)

Distribution: Colombia, Ecuador and Panama.
Hemiphractus helioi Sheil & Mendelson, 2001


Distribution: Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru.
Hemiphractus johnsoni (Noble, 1917)

Cerathyla johnsoni Noble, 1917

Distribution: Colombia.
Hemiphractus proboscideus (Jimenez de la Espada, 1871)

Cerathyla proboscidea Jimenez de la Espada, 1871
Ceratohyla cristata Andersson, 1945
Ceratohyla proboscidea Jimenez de la Espada, 1871

Distribution: Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
Hemiphractus scutatus (Spix, 1824)

Hemiphractus boulengeri Miranda-Ribeiro, 1926
Hemiphractus divaricatus Cope, 1868
Hemiphractus spixii Wagler, 1828
Rana scutata Spix, 1824
Stombus scutata (Spix, 1824)

Distribution: Brazil, Ecuador and Peru.

http://www.herpseeker.com/worldspecies/ ... ractus.htm
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Postby speck » Thu Dec 01, 2005 2:53 pm

That is by far the coolest looking frog i've seen :D


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