Waxy Monkey Tree Frog

Waxy Monkey Tree Frog

Scientific Name – Phyllomedusa sauvagii

Classification – Hylidae

Baby Name – Tadpole, polliwog, froglet

Collective Noun – Army, colony

Average Length – 2 to 3 in (5.1 to 7.6 cm)

Life Expectancy – More than 8 years

Breeding Season – Not known

Incubation Period – Not known

Special Features – Produce lipid secretions from the skin glands spread over the surface of the skin by means of which it regulate water loss; move by walking rather than hopping; upper surface is covered in small raised bumps; muted green in color with bright white lower lip; underside marked with white spots and stripes

Family Unit – Not known

Geographical Distribution – Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Brazil

World Population – Unknown

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Dry Chaco, vegetated areas near temporary ponds or lagoons

Diet – Various insects

Predators – Not known