Gray Treefrog Morph
While working at a jobsite in Hampstead, Carroll County, Maryland, performing year-1-of-5 wetland mitigation monitoring, Will and I observed a juvenile Eastern Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor).
The metamorphosis of a gray treefrog from tadpole to an adult is from about 45 to 65-days.
This particular specimen, about the size of a nickel, still had a stub of a tail.
Within the next week or so, the tail muscle will continue to deenerate (show evidence of decline), and the remains of the appendage will be absorbed into the body.