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Wilcox's frog
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Litoria wilcoxi distrib.PNG
Synonyms
  • Litoria wilcoxii (Günther, 1864)
  • Hyla (Litoria) wilcoxi (Keferstein, 1868)
  • Hyla vinosa (Lamb, 1911)
  • Hyla lesueuri var. vinosa (Fry, 1912)
  • Hyla kinghorni (Loveridge, 1950)
  • Litoria kinghorni (Tyler, 1971)
  • Litoria vinosa (Tyler, 1971)
  • Dryopsophus wilcoxi (Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016)
  • Ranoidea wilcoxi (Dubois and Frétey, 2016)

Wilcox's frog, Kinghorn's tree frog, or Ithica Creek treefrog (Ranoidea wilcoxii) is a tree frog from Australia. It lives in Queensland and New South Wales.

The adult male frog is 3.5 to 4.8 cm long and the adult female frog is 3.9 to 6.5 cm long. This frog is light brown. Some frogs have markings and some do not. This frog has a black and yellow stripe down each side of its body. The eggs are dark in color. The female frog lays eggs at the edges of streams where the water does not flow quickly or under rocks in the water. This frog can catch the fungal disease chytridiomycosis.


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