Smilisca baudinii

 

Voice: Reminiscent of starting a car - series of blurred "heck" notes.

Habitat: Typically found near temporary water in lowland dry, moist, and wet forests.

Biology: Nocturnal; arboreal; found in lower levels of forest; has been known to use burrows and fallen logs as dry season refuge; have been known to create an antidessication cocoon; ; explosive breeder after the first rains; has much intraspecific variation in coloration, size, and proportions.

Source: Savage, Jay M. 2002. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago. 935pp.

 

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