wood frog


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wood frog

n.
A North American woodland frog (Rana sylvatica) that has a dark brown or black stripe across the eyes.
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Noun1.wood frog - wide-ranging light-brown frog of moist North American woodlands especially sprucewood frog - wide-ranging light-brown frog of moist North American woodlands especially spruce
genus Rana, Rana - type genus of the Ranidae
ranid, true frog - insectivorous usually semiaquatic web-footed amphibian with smooth moist skin and long hind legs
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Wood Frog eggs were observed at Cheliped Bay in May of 2012 and Columbia Spotted Frog eggs were observed at this site in May of 2014.
In contrast, terrestrial frogs and toads usually hibernate on land, often burrowing into the ground below the frost line, or--for frogs like the wood frog that are not adapted to digging their own burrow--seeking crevices in logs or rocks, or scooching down in leaf debris (though this is not a guaranteed way to prevent freezing).
(2014) Frugal cannibals: how consuming conspecific tissues can provide conditional benefits to wood frog tadpoles (Lithobates sylvaticus).
Predator avoidance behavior of Wood Frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) tadpoles was tested from six clutches to determine if variability existed between independent clutches reared under the same environmental conditions.
The wood frog has a most unusual way of handling the cold.
They see a red squirrel and a wood frog on the wood path to the canoe.
Through storytelling, live music and percussion the Idolrich Theatre Rotto tells the story of Goggles the wood frog who is tending her nursery of jelly tadpoles before embarking on a trip to a bigger pond where she encounters Mr Fisher the heron, Rubber Duck and Honk the spotted skunk.
Lee, "Hibernation physiology, freezing adaptation and extreme freeze tolerance in a northern population of wood frog," Journal of Experimental Biology, vol.
The wood frog, for example, hibernates, but doesn't seek out a cave; it simply stays put and freezes in the cold.
We collected one salamander species, Ambystoma mavortium (Tiger salalmander), and two frog species, Lithobates sylvaticata (wood frog), and L.
To see if embryos can learn this way too, Mathis scared wood frog eggs.
In all three species, one common haplotype is present at all localities except for the single wood frog from the Muskegon River.