Scinax x-signatus

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Scinax x-signatus
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Scinax
Species: S. x-signatus
Binomial name
Scinax x-signatus
(Spix, 1824)
Synonyms

Hyla x-signata Spix, 1824
Hyla affinis Spix, 1824
Hyla coerulea Spix, 1824

Scinax x-signatus (common name: Venezuela snouted treefrog[2] or Venezuelan snouted treefrog[3]) is a species of frog in the family Hylidae. It is found in Brazil, the Guyanas (Guyana, French Guiana, Suriname), Venezuela and Colombia. Introduced populations exist on Guadeloupe and two nearby smaller islands, Marie Galante and La Désirade,[2] and on Martinique.[3] It may represent more than one species.[1][2]

Scinax x-signatus is a very common frog inhabiting tropical savannas, forest edges, and open areas, and is very adaptable to habitat modification.[1] It is considered an invasive species on Guadeloupe, threatening native frogs through competition.[4]

Breeding takes place in standing water, both permanent and seasonal. Males call from the vegetation above and around ponds.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Rodrigues, M.T.; Caramaschi, U. & Mijares, A. (2010). "Scinax x-signatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Scinax x-signatus (Spix, 1824)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  3. ^ a b S. Blair Hedges (2015). "Martinique". Caribherp: Amphibians and reptiles of Caribbean Islands. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Scinax x-signatus". Global Invasive Species Database. Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) of the IUCN Species Survival Commission. 2008. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 

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