Bocourt's tree frog

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Bocourt's tree frog
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Hyla
Species: H. bocourti
Binomial name
Hyla bocourti
(Mocquard, 1899)
Synonyms

Hyliola bocourti Mocquard, 1899

Bocourt's tree frog or Bocourt's treefrog (Hyla bocourti) is a species of frog in the Hylidae family endemic to Guatemala and found on the mountains of the southern Alta Verapaz Department and Baja Verapaz Department.[1][2] It is named after Marie Firmin Bocourt, a French zoologist and artist.[3]

Bocourt's tree frogs have been found in open, grassy meadows flooded during the early part of the rainy season as well as under sheaths of banana plants and in a bromeliad; they appears to tolerate some habitat disturbance. They breed in temporary pools.[1]

The species seems to have undergone a serious decline. This is attributed to pesticide pollution from the ornamental plant industry, and possibly, to chytridiomycosis.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Acevedo, M. & Young, B. (2004). "Hyla bocourti". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2004: e.T55416A11305134. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Hyla bocourti (Mocquard, 1899)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Bo Beolens; Michael Watkins; Michael Grayson (22 April 2013). The Eponym Dictionary of Amphibians. Pelagic Publishing. p. 25. ISBN 978-1-907807-44-2.