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Phyllomedusa boliviana

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Phyllomedusa boliviana
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Phyllomedusidae
Genus: Phyllomedusa
P. neildi
Binomial name
Phyllomedusa neildi
(Boulenger, 1902)
  • Phyllomedusa boliviana (Boulenger, 1902)
  • Phyllomedusa (Pithecopus) boliviana (Lutz, 1950)
  • Phyllomedusa pailona (Shreve, 1959)
  • Pithecopus boliviana (Lutz, 1966)

The red-rimmed leaf frog (Phyllomedusa boliviana) is a frog that lives in Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay.[2] People have seen it between 200 and 1800 meters above sea level.[3][1]

People have seen this frog on the sides of the Andes Mountains, where the ground is dry, in forests and near forests. People have also seen the frogs in places that people have changed, such as human-made ponds and places where cows drink water.[1]

The female frog finds a leaf hanging over the water. She pulls the leaf into a cone shape. She lays her eggs in the cone. When the eggs hatch, the tadpoles fall into the water.[1]

Scientists say this frog is not in danger of dying out because it lives in such a large place. The frog might have problems in a few places where human beings go into the forests to cut wood for fuel. Scientists think this might be more than one species of frog and think they should look at this frog more to be sure.[1]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2021). "Rana Mono Yungueña: Pithecopus boliviana". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2021. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: e.T55842A61405462. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2023-1.RLTS.T55842A61405462.en. Retrieved January 27, 2024.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Frost, Darrel R. "Phyllomedusa boliviana (Boulenger, 1902)". Amphibian Species of the World, an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved September 12, 2021.
  3. "Phyllomedusa boliviana". AmphibiaWeb. University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved September 12, 2021.