Eleutherodactylus marnockii Cliff Chirping Frog
Some authorities include this species in the genus Syrrhophus.
Hill Country State Natural Area, Bandera County, TexasApril 10, 2010
Cliff Chirping Frog (Eleutherodactylus marnockii)
I hadn't studied up on my Texas herps very carefully when I visited Hill Country State Natural Area, so I was surprised to discover a brightly-colored small frog quite a long distance from any rivers, creeks, or ponds.
Lost Maples State Natural Area, Bandera County, TexasApril 11, 2010
Cliff Chirping Frog (Eleutherodactylus marnockii)
After having gone a lifetime unaware of the existence of this interesting little frog, I found another the next day. This one was larger (though still little), but not quite as brightly colored.
Pedernales Falls State Park, Blanco County, TexasApril 18, 2010
Cliff Chirping Frog (Eleutherodactylus marnockii)
Apparently there is at least one of these frogs in every parcel of public land in the Hill Country region of Texas.
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