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Allophrynidae - Tukeit Hill Tree Frogs

 

Classification

 Kingdom: Animalia
 Phylum: Chordata
 Subphylum: Vertebrata
 Class: Amphibia
 Order: Anura 
 Family: Allophrynidae

There are only two species in this family. The Tukeit Hill tree frog (Allophryne ruthveni) is found in South America in French Guiana, Venezuela, Surinam, Brazil, and Bolivia.

It is tiny - only an inch in length. It can vary in color from black with yellow spots and stripes to yellow with black spots and stripes.

It spends part of its time in trees, but it also spends time on the ground. Males gather around ponds during the breeding season and call out to females. The female lays her eggs on leaves above the pond.

The second species, Allophryne resplendens, was only recently identified. It is found in Peru.

World Status Key
Least ConcernLeast Concern Near ThreatenedNear Threatened VulnerableVulnerable EndangeredEndangered Critically EndangeredCritically Endangered extinct in the wildExtinct in Wild extinctExtinct Not Enough DataNot Enough Data
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist.

U.S. Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in US Endangered in US Endangered in US Introduced Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife. Click on U.S. status icon to go to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife species profile.
  New Hampshire Status Key
Threatened in New Hampshire Threatened in NH Endangered in NH Endangered in NH Breeds in NH Breeds in NH (birds)
Status taken from NH Fish and Game

Location Key
Africa Africa Asia Asia Australia Australia/Oceania Europe Europe North America North America South America South America New Hampshire Species NH More Info Click for More Info picture Click for Image

New Hampshire Species

 

North/Central American Species

None   None

Species Around the World

Tukeit Hill Tree Frog - Allophryne ruthveni Least Concern South America image More Info   Allophryne resplendens South America More Info

Additional Information

Resource Key
profile Profile Photos Photos Video Video Audio Audio

Allophryne resplendens profile South America More Info
Allophryne resplendens is found in Peru.
Source: Amphibiaweb Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Tukeit Hill Tree Frog - Allophryne ruthveni profile Photos Audio Least Concern South America
The Tukeit hill tree frog is found in Brazil; French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela, and Bolivia.
Source: Amphibiaweb Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Tukeit Hill Tree Frog - Allophryne ruthveni Photos Least Concern South America
The Tukeit hill tree frog is sometimes placed in the Centrolenidae family.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No