Boana boans — Giant Gladiator Treefrog
Some other names for this species:
Gladiator Treefrog, Rusty Treefrog
This species was until 2017 placed in the genus Hypsiboas.
These are impressively large treefrogs. They earned the name "Gladiator Treefrogs" because the adult males use exposed bones on their thumbs to do battle for territory. This one was, however, just sleeping peacefully on a leaf.
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