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Boana faber (Wied-Neuwied, 1821)
Blacksmith Treefrog, Sapo-ferreiro
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
genus: Boana

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Least Concern (LC)
CITES No CITES Listing
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

 

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Distribution and Habitat

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

 

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Comments
This species was featured in News of the Week 14 August 2023:

Amphibians are found across a wide range of elevations, from sea level to above 5,000 meters, exposing them to a wide range of climates. The climate variability hypothesis predicts that organisms exposed to more temperate variation will be able to function across a wider range of temperatures. Bovo et al. (2023) tested the thermal tolerances of five species of frogs that are distributed across mountains in Brazil's Atlantic Rainforest in a variety of microhabitats, including Boana faber, Dendropsophus minutus, Leptodactylus latrans, Physalaemus cuvieri, and Rhinella icterica. They found differences among species in temperature tolerance, but did not always find that broader temperature variation at increasing elevations correlated with broader temperature tolerance. In addition, they did not find a consistent difference in water loss or water uptake across altitude or climates. Overall, they did not find strong support for the climate variability hypothesis or for elevation shaping these physiological traits. (MWomack)




Edited by: Michelle S. Koo (2023-08-13)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2023 Boana faber: Blacksmith Treefrog <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/792> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Apr 19, 2024.



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Citation: AmphibiaWeb. 2024. <https://amphibiaweb.org> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed 19 Apr 2024.

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