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Waxy Monkey Tree Frog

Waxy monkey tree frog is a large, robust species of frog found in central South America. The species is nocturnal. Females are larger than males. Unlike most of other species of frog, it moves by walking rather than hopping.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Lissamphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Hylidae
    Subfamily Phyllomedusinae
    Genus Phyllomedusa
    Scientific Name Phyllomedusa sauvagii


    Other Names Waxy monkey frog or painted-bellied tree frog
    Size 2 to 3 in (5.1 to 7.6 cm)
    Color Muted green with bright white lower lip; white spots and stripes in random on the underside
    Distribution Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Brazil
    Habitat Savanna, shrub land and forested areas
    Diet A variety of insects
    Breeding Season Rainy season
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Average Lifespan Up to 8 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on April 3rd 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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