Fixed Green and Brown Color Morphs and a Novel Color‐Changing Morph of the Pacific Tree Frog Hyla regilla

@article{Wente2003FixedGA,
  title={Fixed Green and Brown Color Morphs and a Novel Color‐Changing Morph of the Pacific Tree Frog Hyla regilla},
  author={Wendy H. Wente and J. B. Phillips},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={2003},
  volume={162},
  pages={461 - 473}
}
  • Wendy H. Wente, J. B. Phillips
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine, Biology
  • The American Naturalist
  • Pacific tree frogs Hyla regilla are typically either green or brown in dorsal coloration. The frequency of green and brown individuals is known to fluctuate seasonally. Previous investigators have generally assumed that the green and brown body colors represent a “fixed” polymorphism and that seasonal changes in the proportion of the two body colors are a consequence of differential survival of the two color morphs. Here we report that, in addition to the “fixed” (i.e., non‐color‐changing… CONTINUE READING
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