Pithecopus rusticus

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Pithecopus rusticus
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Phyllomedusidae
Genus: Pithecopus
P. rusticus
Binomial name
Pithecopus rusticus
(Phyllomedusa rustica Bruschi, Lucas, Garcia, and Recco-Pimentel, 2014)
  • Phyllomedusa rustica (Bruschi, Lucas, Garcia, and Recco-Pimentel, 2014)
  • Pithecopus rusticus (Segalla, Caramaschi, Cruz, Grant, Haddad, Garcia, Berneck, and Langone, 2016)

Pithecopus rusticus is a frog that lives in Brazil.[2][3] People have seen it 1330 meters above sea level.[1]

This frog lives in grassy places in the forests on the Atlantic side (east side) of Brazil.[4]

Scientists say this frog is in big danger of dying out because it lives in such a small place: They found it on private property in 2019. After the owner removed the grassy places, scientists could not find the frog again. Scientists think this frog might be dying because of the fungal disease chytridiomycosis and because human beings change the places where it lives. Some people may catch the frogs to sell as pets.[1]

Scientists believe this frog lays eggs on leaves over water and the tadpoles drop into the water after they hatch.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group; Instituto Boitatá de Etnobiologia e Conservação da Fauna (2023). "Pithecopus rusticus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2023: e.T88425572A107291247. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2023-1.RLTS.T88425572A107291247.en. Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Frost, Darrel R. "Pithecopus rusticus (Bruschi, Lucas, Garcia, and Recco-Pimentel, 2014)". Amphibian Species of the World, an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved September 18, 2021.
  3. "Pithecopus rusticus". AmphibiaWeb. Amphibiaweb. Retrieved September 23, 2021.
  4. Daniel P Bruschi; Elaine M Lucas; Paulo C A Garcia; Shirlei M Recco-Pimentel (2014). "Molecular and morphological evidence reveals a new species in the Phyllomedusa hypochondrialis group (Hylidae, Phyllomedusinae) from the Atlantic Forest of the highlands of southern Brazil". PLOS ONE (Abstract). 9 (8): 1–13. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0105608. PMC 4139387. PMID 25141279.