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Phyllomedusa iheringii

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Phyllomedusa iheringii
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Phyllomedusidae
Genus: Phyllomedusa
P. iheringii
Binomial name
Phyllomedusa iheringii
(Boulenger, 1885)
  • Phyllomedusa iheringii (Boulenger, 1885)
  • Phyllomedusa burmeisteri iheringii (Lutz, 1950)
  • Phyllomedusa (Pithecopus) burmeisteri iheringi (Lutz, 1950)
  • Phyllomedusa iheringii (Funkhouser, 1957)
  • Pithecopus burmeisteri iheringii (Lutz, 1966)
  • Pithecopus iheringii (Laurent, 1967)

The southern walking leaf frog (Phyllomedusa iheringii) is a frog that lives in Brazil and Uruguay.[3][1] People have seen it 500 meters above sea level.[2]

This frog lives in shrub places and in forests with streams in them. It lives in trees. The female frog lays eggs on plants growing over still water. When the tadpoles hatch, they fall into the water. The tadpoles swim in the deepest water.[2]

Scientists say this frog is not in danger of dying out because it lives in such a large place. People do catch these frogs to sell as pets, and people do cut down their forests to make places for animals to eat grass.[2]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Phyllomedusa iheringii". AmphibiaWeb. University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved September 12, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2023). "Southern Walking Leaf Frog: Pithecopus iheringii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2023. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: e.T55854A172196392. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2023-1.RLTS.T55854A172196392.en. Retrieved January 24, 2024.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Frost, Darrel R. "Phyllomedusa iheringii (Boulenger, 1885)". Amphibian Species of the World, an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved September 12, 2021.