Reptiles and Amphibians of Bangkok

Central Thailand's Snakes, Lizards, Turtles, and Frogs

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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