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Tree Frogs

A tree frog is any frog that spends a major portion of its lifespan in trees, known as an arboreal state. Several unrelated lineages of frogs among the Neobatrachia have given rise to tree frogs, even though they are not closely related to each other.

Tree frogs are usually tiny, as their weight has to be carried by the branches and twigs of their habitat. While some reach 10 cm (4 in) or more, they are typically smaller and more slender than terrestrial frogs. Typical for "tree frogs" are the well-developed discs at the finger and toe tips; the fingers and toes themselves as well as the limbs tend to be rather long, resulting in a superior grasping ability. The genus Chiromantis of the Rhacophoridae is most extreme in this respect: it can oppose two fingers to the other two, resulting in a vise-like grip.

 

 

 

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