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Phyllomedusa

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2023-07-18 Snargl 0 minute 0 second

What is the animal Phyllomedusa known for?

Phyllomedusa is a genus of tree frogs that are native to tropical and subtropical South America and Panama.
They are known for several distinctive features, such as:
  • Their waxy secretion that helps them prevent water loss and protect them from predators.
    Some indigenous groups use this secretion for shamanic and medicinal purposes.
  • Their leaf-nesting behavior, where they fold a leaf around their eggs and seal it with a jelly plug.
    The tadpoles drop into the water when they hatch.
  • Some species have striking colors and patterns, such as the giant leaf frog, the waxy monkey leaf frog, and the white-lined leaf frog.
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What does the Phyllomedusa look like?

The Phyllomedusa is a type of tree frog that lives in South America and Panama.
It has 16 recognised species with different colors and patterns.
Some of them produce a waxy secretion that protects them from drying out.
Others secrete a substance that is used by indigenous people for hunting and healing.
The Phyllomedusa lays its eggs on leaves and wraps them with jelly capsules.
When the eggs hatch, the tadpoles fall into the water below.
The Phyllomedusa is also the name of a journal of herpetology that publishes research on amphibians and reptiles.
The waxy monkey leaf frog and the giant leaf frog are two examples of Phyllomedusa species.
The Phyllomedusa is a fascinating group of frogs that deserves more attention.
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