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Pied Warty Frog

Theloderma asperum

This species is found in Thailand, but not within Bangkok itself

Bird Poop Treefrog Theloderma asperum

Pied Warty Frog found at night in Bangladesh

Bird Shit Frog Theloderma asperum

Pied Warty Frog similar to as found on leaf

Hill Garden Bug-eyed Frog Theloderma asperum

Pied Warty Frog on fungus

Bird Poop Frog Theloderma asperum

Pied Warty Frog in lab

Bird Poop Frog Theloderma asperum

Front foot of Pied Warty Frog

Pied Warty Frog Theloderma asperum

Back foot of Pied Warty Frog

Bird Poop Frog Theloderma asperum

Pied Warty Frog found killed by car at night in Bangladesh

English name: Pied Warty Frog (aka “Bird Poop Frog”, “Warty Tree Frog”, “Hill Garden Bug-eyed Frog”)
Scientific name: Theloderma asperum
Thai name: Pad ta-poom lek

note: Due to one of its popular names and its unique coloration, many people believe that this frog mimics bird-poop. However, scientists who study the frog believe that it is actually a tree-bark mimic, meant to blend into the tree-bark it lives on and the fungus that covers the bark.

 

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