Bocourt's tree frog

Bocourt's tree frog

Bocourt's tree frog, Bocourt's treefrog

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Dryophytes bocourti

Bocourt's tree frog (Dryophytes bocourti ), or Bocourt's treefrog, is a species of frog in the family Hylidae endemic to Guatemala and found on the mountains of the southern Alta Verapaz Department and Baja Verapaz Department. It is named after Marie Firmin Bocourt, a French zoologist and artist.

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Bocourt's tree frogs have been found in open, grassy meadows flooded during the early part of the rainy season as well as under sheaths of banana plants and in a bromeliad; they appears to tolerate some habitat disturbance. They breed in temporary pools.

The species seems to have undergone a serious decline. This is attributed to pesticide pollution from the ornamental plant industry, and possibly, to chytridiomycosis.

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1. Bocourt's tree frog Wikipedia article -'s_tree_frog
2. Bocourt's tree frog on The IUCN Red List site -

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