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An arboreal frog that has long toes with adhesive disks and is typically small and brightly coloured.
- ‘The frog was a whistling tree frog which had stowed away on board a flight from Australia.’
- ‘An astonishing variety of other creatures - a lizard, a snail, a tree frog, a moth, a bush cricket, as well as grasshoppers, cicadas, and wasps - are depicted in and around the flora.’
- ‘Rare species include the Pacific pond turtle, the California red-legged frog, the California newt, and the California tree frog.’
- ‘So, in the case of the Indian tree frog, mucous secretions are used in two different ways: at higher body temperatures they provide water for evaporation, while at lower temperatures they deliver lipids to the skin for waterproofing.’
- ‘By contrast, Phyllomedusa - whose skin is several hundredfold more water resistant than the Indian tree frog's - can rest in the open air on exposed branches during dry weather.’
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