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Phyllomedusa sauvagii
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Phyllomedusinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species occurs in the Chacoan region of eastern Bolivia, northern Paraguay, Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil), and northern Argentina.
Up to 1500 m

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in the dry Chaco and is an arboreal species. It occurs on vegetation near temporary lagoons or ponds and the males call at night. They make a coarse leaf nest, filled with their glutinous egg-clutches which hangs over the water, the hatched tadpoles then drop in to the water below where they develop. It breeds only in the rainy season and is not tolerant of substantial habitat disturbance.

Population

This species' geographic range is the Chacoan region of eastern Bolivia, northern Paraguay, Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil), and northern Argentina. Its altitudinal range is up to 1,500m asl.

Population Trend

Stable

Major Threats

It is threatened by the international pet trade and in Argentina by the destruction of Chaco habitat for agriculture and wood extraction, land and water pollution caused by agrochemical runoff. Fires are also a threat.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in many protected areas.

Citation

Lucy Aquino, Guarino Colli, Steffen Reichle, Débora Silvano, Ismael di Tada, Esteban Lavilla 2004. Phyllomedusa sauvagii. In: IUCN 2014

 

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