Smilisca fodiens Lowland Burrowing Treefrog
Some other names for this species:
Mexican Burrowing Treefrog, Northern Casque-headed Frog
This species was formerly placed in the genus Pternohyla.
near Álamos, Sonora, MexicoAugust 21, 2017
Lowland Burrowing Treefrog (Smilisca fodiens)
These frogs spend up to eight months each year buried underground, encased in a self-generated cocoon of skin-like material open only at the nose. That is not normal.
near Álamos, Sonora, MexicoAugust 23, 2017
Lowland Burrowing Treefrog (Smilisca fodiens) Lowland Burrowing Treefrog (Smilisca fodiens)
We saw a few more of these ground-dwelling frogs on the roads on subsequent nights. Someone might want to rethink the use of the word "treefrog" here.
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