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Variegated Treefrog

(Hyla ebraccata)

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The Variegated Treefrog is also called Hourglass Treefrog. Tiny frog with a short, blunt snout, yellowish tan or yellow back with or without large dark brown splotches (sometimes hourglass-shaped); yellowish thighs; often, dark bands on legs; in some, dark stripes start at the snout and run along both sides; webbed fingers and toes; to 3.5cm (1.5in). (Rana de Arbol).


Low and some middle elevation wet forests and seasonally dry forests, Pacific and Caribbean slopes; usually found on understory shrubs or in or near ponds.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Tortuguero National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Variegated Treefrog (Hyla ebraccata), Costa Rica