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Arizona Treefrog - Hyla wrightorum

Taylor, 1939 “1938”
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(formerly Mountain Treefrog)

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Adult, Coconino County, Arizona Adult, Coconino County, Arizona Adult, Coconino County, Arizona
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Adult, Coconino County, Arizona Adult, Coconino County, Arizona Adult, Coconino County, Arizona
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Captive adult, Arizona
Captive adult, Arizona Captive adult, Arizona
     
Breeding
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Calling male, Coconino County, Arizona Calling male, Coconino County, Arizona Calling male, Coconino County, Arizona
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Calling male, Coconino County, Arizona Calling male, Coconino County, Arizona Calling male, Coconino County, Arizona
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Calling male, Coconino County, Arizona Calling male, Coconino County, Arizona Calling male, Coconino County, Arizona
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Male and female in amplexus,
Coconino County, Arizona
Male and female in amplexus,
Coconino County, Arizona
Male and female in amplexus,
Coconino County, Arizona
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Male and female in amplexus,
Coconino County, Arizona
Tadpole, Cochise County, Arizona  
     
Eggs
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Arizona Treefrog eggs Arizona Treefrog eggs Arizona Treefrog eggs
Above are daylight views of some of the many clusters of eggs, and their location
in the rain pool about 36 hours after calling and amplexus was observed.
 
Habitat
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Breeding habitat, 7,600 ft., Coconino County, Arizona Breeding habitat, 7,700 ft.,
Coconino County, Arizona
Arizona Treefrog habitat Arizona Treefrog habitat Arizona Treefrog habitat
Breeding habitat, 7,500 ft.,
Coconino County, Arizona
Breeding habitat, 7,700 ft.,
Coconino County, Arizona
Breeding habitat, 7,600 ft.,
Coconino County, Arizona
  Arizona Treefrog habitat  
  Habitat, Huachuca Mountains,
Cochise County, Arizona
 
     
Short Videos
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Views of eleven adult male Arizona Treefrogs calling at night from a rain pool in Coconino County, Arizona, with a deafening chorus in the background. Views of three calling males, bothered by other frogs, making a raspy, ratcheting encounter or territorial call. A calling male is swarmed by a bunch of other frogs (presumably males) who begin attempting to amplex each other, resulting in encounter and release calls. It could be that a female had entered the territory and that attracted them. If so, she managed to escape without being grabbed one of the males.
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Several views of males and females in amplexus, with examples of other frogs approaching them and jumping over and around them (reminding me of the old children's game of Leap Frog.)

Male frogs compete in the breeding pool at night, swimming and jumping all over each other in a frenzy. Some views of many clusters of eggs and the breeding pool in the afternoon.
     
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