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wood frog

a typically light-brown frog, Rana sylvatica, inhabiting moist woodlands of eastern North America, having a dark, masklike marking on the head.
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Examples for wood frog
  • The common wood frog displays a rare trait called freeze tolerance.
  • Once the first ice crystals reach a wood frog, however, its skin freezes.
  • When the perfectly camouflaged wood frog is sitting quietly among dead oak and maple leaves, it is nearly invisible.
  • wood frog and salamander utilize fringes of some of the smaller wetlands.
  • For now, the wood frog remains frozen under a blanket of ice, dreaming of spring.
Encyclopedia Article for wood frog

(Rana sylvatica), terrestrial frog (family Ranidae) of forest and woodlands. It is a cool-climate species, occurring from the northeastern quarter of the United States throughout most of Canada to central and southern Alaska.

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