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Gray Treefrog

Gray Treefrog

This is a Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor). They are a common treefrog in the Eastern United States. They are also known as; Gray Tree Frog, Cope's Gray Treefrog, Eastern Gray Treefrog, Common Gray Treefrog, Tetraploid Gray Treefrog, North American Treefrog, Arboreal Frog, or Rainette Versicolore (French). The genus (versicolor) implies that gray treefrogs can change their color, and indeed they can This helps them camouflage themselves and they can easily change from gray to green, depending on the object on which they are sitting. This coloration can have varying degrees of mottling. They cannot change their color quickly like a chameleon.

AnimalChordataAmphibiaAnuraHylidaeHyla versicolorgray treefroggray tree frogCope's gray treefrogEastern gray treefrogcommon gray treefrogtetraploid gray treefrogNorth American treefroggreen color phasegreen colorarboreal frograinette versicoloretree frogsfrog