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Osteopilus

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Rana Cubana (Osteopilus septentrionalis) Cuban Giant Treefrog

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Rana Platanera (Osteopilus septentrionalis)

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Cuban Tree Frog (Osteopilus Septentrionalis)

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Rana arbórea cubana: Osteopilus septentrionalis

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Osteopilus septentrionalis

Osteopilus is a genus of frogs in the family Hylidae. These species have a bony co-ossification on the skull resulting in a casque, hence its name ‘bone-cap’, from osteo- (‘bone’) and the Greek pilos. 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. Their natural range includes the Greater Antilles and the Bahamas, but O. septentrionalis has also been introduced to the Lesser Antilles, Hawaii and Florida (USA).
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