Bokermannohyla alvarengai

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Bokermannohyla alvarengai
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Bokermannohyla
Species: B. alvarengai
Binomial name
Bokermannohyla alvarengai
(Bokermann, 1956)

Bokermannohyla alvarengai is a species of frog in the family Hylidae.[1] And it belongs to class amphibia.

Distribution and status[edit]

It is endemic to Brazil. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, rivers, and rocky areas. It is threatened by habitat loss.[1]

Temperature regulation[edit]

Bokermannohyla alvarengai is able to lighten its skin colour when hot (and darken when cold), making the skin reflect more heat and so avoid overheating.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bertoluci, J. & Silvano, D. 2004. Bokermannohyla alvarengai. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Downloaded on 21 July 2007.
  2. ^ Tattersall, GJ; Eterovick, PC; de Andrade, DV. (April 2006). "Tribute to R. G. Boutilier: skin colour and body temperature changes in basking Bokermannohyla alvarengai (Bokermann 1956).". Journal of Experimental Biology. 209 (Part 7): 1185–96. PMID 16547291. doi:10.1242/jeb.02038.