Nicaragua cross-banded tree frog

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Nicaragua cross-banded tree frog
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Smilisca
Species: S. puma
Binomial name
Smilisca puma
(Cope, 1885)

Hyla puma Cope, 1885 "1884"
Hyla wellmanorum Taylor, 1952

The Nicaragua cross-banded tree frog or tawny smilisca, Smilisca puma, is a species of tree frog in the family Hylidae. It is found in the Caribbean lowlands of Costa Rica and adjacent Nicaragua to about 520 m (1,710 ft) above sea level.[1][2] Its natural habitats are tropical moist lowland forests. It breeds in small, shallow temporary pools or ponds, including those in very disturbed habitats, such as pastures. Males call during the rainy season from shallow water and low bushes. Habitat loss and degradation caused by small- and large-scale agriculture and logging are threats to this species.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Federico Bolaños, Gerardo Chaves, Brian Kubicki, Javier Sunyer (2010). "Smilisca puma". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2010: e.T56009A11406422. Retrieved 8 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2016). "Smilisca puma (Cope, 1885)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 8 June 2016.