Phyllomedusa burmeisteri

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Phyllomedusa burmeisteri
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Conservation status
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Phyllomedusa
Species: P. burmeisteri
Binomial name
Phyllomedusa burmeisteri
Boulenger, 1882

The Burmeister's leaf frog or common walking leaf frog (Phyllomedusa burmeisteri) is a hylid frog native to the Atlantic Forest biome in Brazil,[1][2] specially in Ouro Preto. This species is now jeopardized by biopiracy because it produces a waxy secretion that has medicinal uses.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rogério Bastos, Dante Pavan, Débora Silvano (2010). "Phyllomedusa burmeisteri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2013). "Phyllomedusa burmeisteri Boulenger, 1882". Amphibian Species of the World 5.6, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 20 November 2013.