Spiny-headed tree frog

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Spiny-headed tree frog
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Anotheca
Smith, 1939
Species: A. spinosa
Binomial name
Anotheca spinosa
(Steindachner, 1864)

Gastrotheca coronata Stejneger, 1911

The spiny-headed tree frog, Anotheca spinosa, is a species of frog in the Hylidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Anotheca.[citation needed] It is found in Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, and Panama, and its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.[1] It is threatened by habitat loss.

This species is large (58 to 80 mm), with numerous sharp, pointed projections on the head and dorsal surface, hence the common name.[2]


  1. ^ Santos-Barrera, G., Flores-Villela, O., Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Savage, J. & Chaves, G. 2004. Anotheca spinosa. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 21 July 2007.
  2. ^ http://biogeodb.stri.si.edu/amphibians/en/species/7/