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Picture of the day: emerald-eyed tree frog

Emerald eyed tree frog.
Emerald eyed tree frog (Hypsiboas crepitans). Photo by Rhett A. Butler

In recognition of Amphibian Ark winning’s 2011 conservation award, our pictures of the day this week will focus on amphibians.

The emerald-eyed tree frog (Hypsiboas crepitans) is found widely across tropical Latin America, ranging from Panama to Peru to Brazil. It is found both in pristine habitats and areas heavily impacted by humans.

The species is not endangered and is commonly kept in the pet trade.

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