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Bailey's tree frog
Conservation status
Scientific classification
  • Hyla pygmaea (Werner, 1894)
  • Hyla pigmaea (Miranda-Ribeiro, 1926)
  • Hyla werneri (Cochran, 1952)
  • Hyla goughi baileyi (Cochran, 1953)
  • Hyla baileyi (Bokermann, 1966)
  • Hyla misera werneri (Lutz, 1973)
  • Hyla microcephala werneri (Duellman, 1974)
  • Hyla werneri (Pombal and Bastos, 1998)
  • Dendropsophus werneri (Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005)

Bailey's tree frog (Dendropsophus werneri) is a frog that lives in Brazil. Scientists have seen it as high as 800 meters above sea level.

The adult male frog is 1.8 to 2.0 cm long and the adult female frog is 2.2 to 2.3 cm long. The eyes stick out from the head. The nose is round. This frog has vomerine teeth in its jaw. All four feet are webbed. They have discs on their toes for climbing, but they do not climb very high into the trees.

This frog lives near water, for example places that have been flooded. This frog can live near farms that human beings have left. The female lays eggs on top of the water, near plants.

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