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Nyctimystes cryptochrysos
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Synonyms
  • Litoria cryptochrysos

Nyctimystes cryptochrysos is a tree frog from Papua New Guinea. It lives on Fergusson Island between 900 and 1500 meters above sea level. Scientists think it might also live in the D'Entrecasteaux Islands.

The adult male frog is 4.8 to 5.1 cm long and the adult female frog is 6.1 to 6.5 cm long. Most of its back is a mixture of light brown and dark brown in color. This frog has up-and-down lines on its lower eyelids and gold coloring on its legs and middle.

The scientific name of this species chryptochrysos comes from the Greek kryptos for "hidden" and chrysos for "gold," meaning the gold color on the middle of this frog's body.


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