Osteopilus pulchrilineatus


Osteocephalus is a genus of frogs in the Hylidae family. These species have a bony co-ossification on the skull resulting in a casque. Color varies between uniform brown, brown-gray, or olive with darker markings or marbled with greens, grays or brown, making a distinct pattern. The finger disks are round; the fingers with a reduced webbing; eyes and tympanum are large. Range of living includes The Greater Antilles, Jamaica, Bahama Is., and southern Florida (USA).


Eight species are recognized in this genus:

Binomial Name and Author Common Name
Osteopilus brunneus Savanna-la-Mar Treefrog
Osteopilus crucialis Harlan's Antilles Frogs
Osteopilus dominicensis Dominican Treefrog
Osteopilus marianae Spaldings Treefrog
Osteopilus pulchrilineatus Common Treefrog
Osteopilus septentrionalis Cuban Treefrog
Osteopilus vastus Hispaniola Treefrog
Osteopilus wilderi Wilder's Treefrog

External links

  • . 2007. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.1 (10 October, 2007). Osteopilus Electronic Database accessible at http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.php. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. (Accessed: Apr 24, 2008).
  • [web application]. 2008. Berkeley, California: Osteopilus AmphibiaWeb, available at http://amphibiaweb.org/. (Accessed: Apr 24, 2008).
  • taxon Osteopilus at http://www.eol.org.
  • Taxon Osteopilus at http://www.itis.gov/index.html. (Accessed: Apr 24, 2008).
  • Taxon Osteopilus at http://data.gbif.org/welcome.htm

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