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Science. 1977 Jun 10;196(4295):1225-7.

Infrared reflectance in leaf-sitting neotropical frogs.

Abstract

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.

PMID:
860137
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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