Infrared reflectance in leaf-sitting neotropical frogs.


Two members of the glass-frog family Centrolenidae (Centrolenella fleischmanni, C. prosoblepon) and the hylid subfamily Phyllomedusinae (Agalychnis moreletii, Pachymedusa dacnicolor) reflect near-infrared light (700 to 900 nanometers) when examined by infrared color photography. Infrared reflectance may confer adaptive advantage to these arboreal frogs both in thermoregulation and infrared cryptic coloration.

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@article{Schwalm1977InfraredRI, title={Infrared reflectance in leaf-sitting neotropical frogs.}, author={P A Schwalm and P H Starrett and ROY W . McDIARMID}, journal={Science}, year={1977}, volume={196 4295}, pages={1225-7} }