Triprion is a genus of frogs (the shovel-headed tree frogs) in the Hylidae family found in the Pacific lowlands of Mexico, the Yucatán Peninsula, and Guatemala. These frogs hide in tree-holes and plug the entrance with their strange-looking, bony heads.
Two species in this genus are recognized:
- Triprion petasatus (Cope, 1865) - Yucatan shovel-headed tree frog
- Triprion spatulatus Günther, 1882 - Mexican shovel-headed tree frog
- Frost, Darrel R. 2007. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.1 (10 October 2007). Triprion. Electronic Database accessible at http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.php. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. (Accessed: Apr 24, 2008).
- AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. 2008. Berkeley, California: Triprion. AmphibiaWeb, available at http://amphibiaweb.org/. (Accessed: Apr 24, 2008).
- eol - Encyclopedia of Life taxon Triprion at http://www.eol.org.
- ITIS - Integrated Taxonomic Information System on-line database Taxon Triprion at http://www.itis.gov/index.html. (Accessed: Apr 24, 2008).
- GBIF - Global Biodiversity Information Facility Taxon Triprion at http://data.gbif.org/welcome.htm
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