marsupial frog


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marsupial frog

[mär′sü·pē·əl ′fräg]
(vertebrate zoology)
Any of various South American tree frogs which carry the eggs in a pouch on the back.
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& MANESS, S.J., 1980.- The reproductive behavior of some hylid marsupial frogs. Journal of Herpetology, 14 (3): 213-222.
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