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European tree frog
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Synonyms
  • Rana arborea (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Rana viridis (Linnaeus, 1761)
  • Hyla viridis (Laurenti, 1768)
  • Hyla vulgaris (Lacépède, 1788)
  • Calamita arboreus (Schneider, 1799)
  • Calamita viridis (Schneider, 1799)
  • Hylaria viridis (Rafinesque, 1814)
  • Hyla arborea (Cuvier, 1816)
  • Hyas arborea (Wagler, 1830)
  • Dendrohyas arborea (Tschudi, 1838)
  • Dendrohyas arboreus (Fitzinger, 1843)
  • Dendrohyas arborea var. daudinii (Gistel, 1868)
  • Hyla arborea arborea (Boulenger, 1882)
  • Hyla arborea kretensis (Ahl, 1931)
  • Hyla arborea cretensis (Stugren and Lydataki, 1986)
  • Hyla (Hyla) arborea (Fouquette and Dubois, 2014)

The European tree frog, green tree frog, European green tree frog or common tree frog (Hyla arborea) is a tree frog from Europe Scientists have seen it in Crete and Greece and in Europe west of the middles of Poland and Romania.

The pupils of this frog's eyes go side to side and open up and down. It has discs on the toes of all four feet for climbing. This frog can be green or gray or brown or even near black depending on where it lives. Its belly is white or yellow. There is a dark stripe down each side of its body with white on the edges of the stripe. Adult male frogs have a dark-colored vocal sac on their throats and females do not.

This frog lives in river valleys with many trees, but it also lives in gardens, parks, and places where humans grow fruit trees. It hides in the plants during the day and looks for food at night and in the evening. Because this frog can jump a long way, flying insects are a great part of its food.


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