wood frog

a typically light-brown frog, Rana sylvatica, inhabiting moist woodlands of eastern North America, having a dark, masklike marking on the head.
[1690-1700]

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 (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.

      The wood frog is tan to brown with a distinctly dark facial mask. Maximum length is approximately 8.25 cm (3.25 inches). It is an early spring breeder, using the vernal pools created by meltwater and late winter rains. Breeding occurs between early March and early May, after which females lay a globular mass containing several hundred to a few thousand eggs. Development is moderately fast and temperature-dependent. Metamorphosis takes place over the subsequent two to three months. The male's voice is a ducklike quack.

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  • Wood frog — Wood Wood, n. [OE. wode, wude, AS. wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG. witu, Icel. vi?r, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. & Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; frequently …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wood Frog — Taxobox name = Wood Frog status = LC status system = IUCN3.1 trend = stable image width = 240px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Amphibia ordo = Anura familia = Ranidae genus = Rana species = R. sylvatica binomial = Rana sylvatica… …   Wikipedia

  • wood frog — noun wide ranging light brown frog of moist North American woodlands especially spruce • Syn: ↑wood frog, ↑Rana sylvatica • Hypernyms: ↑true frog, ↑ranid • Member Holonyms: ↑Rana, ↑genus Rana …   Useful english dictionary

  • wood-frog — noun wide ranging light brown frog of moist North American woodlands especially spruce • Syn: ↑wood frog, ↑Rana sylvatica • Hypernyms: ↑true frog, ↑ranid • Member Holonyms: ↑Rana, ↑genus Rana …   Useful english dictionary

  • wood frog — noun Date: 1839 a common North American frog (Rana sylvatica) that inhabits chiefly moist woodlands and is dark brown, yellowish brown, or pink with a black stripe on each side of the head …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Australian Wood Frog — Taxobox name = Australian Wood Frog status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 trend = stable regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Amphibia ordo = Anura familia = Ranidae genus = Hylarana species = H. daemeli binomial = Hylarana daemeli… …   Wikipedia

  • Long-legged Wood Frog — Taxobox name = Long legged Wood Frog status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Amphibia ordo = Anura familia = Ranidae genus = Rana species = R. macrocnemis binomial = Rana macrocnemis binomial authority …   Wikipedia

  • Wood — Wood, n. [OE. wode, wude, AS. wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG. witu, Icel. vi?r, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. & Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; frequently used …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wood acid — Wood Wood, n. [OE. wode, wude, AS. wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG. witu, Icel. vi?r, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. & Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; frequently …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wood anemone — Wood Wood, n. [OE. wode, wude, AS. wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG. witu, Icel. vi?r, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. & Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; frequently …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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