Trachycephalus – Casque-headed tree frogs

Live in canopies of tropical Central & South America, hardly touching the ground!

Found in Mexico, Central America, and South America, these frogs live in the canopies of tropical rainforests, where they seldom, if ever, descend to the ground and breed in tree cavities. Most members of this genus are nocturnal, meaning they are only active at night to forage and move around.

Some members of this genus can secrete toxic compounds through their skin to deter potential predators. Overall, all species are abundant and currently designated as of least concern by the IUCN.