Mediterranean tree frog
|Mediterranean tree frog|
|Range of Mediterranean Tree Frog|
The Mediterranean tree frog or stripeless tree frog (Hyla meridionalis) is a species of frog found in Europe. It resembles the European tree frog (H. arborea), but is larger (some females are up to 65 millimetres (2.6 in) long), has longer hind legs, and the flank stripe only reaches to the front legs (often starting at the eyes, not at the nostrils). The croaking resembles that of H. arborea, but it is deeper and slower.
This frog is found in southern France, northern Italy (only Liguria), southern Portugal, Spain (from Catalonia to Andalusia), Menorca, and Madeira. It can also be found in Garajonay National Park, on the island of La Gomera.
- Donaire-Barroso et al. (2004). Hyla meridionalis. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 12 May 2006. Database entry includes a range map and justification for why this species is of least concern
- Stöck M., Dubey S., Klütsch C., Litvinchuk S. N., Schleidt U., and Perrin N. (2008): Mitochondrial and nuclear phylogeny of circum-Mediterranean tree frogs from the Hyla arborea group. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 49: 1019-1024.
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