Hemiphractus bubalus

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Hemiphractus bubalus
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hemiphractidae
Genus: Hemiphractus
Species:
H. bubalus
Binomial name
Hemiphractus bubalus
Synonyms

Cerathyla bubalus Jiménez de la Espada, 1870
Cerathyla braconnieri Jiménez de la Espada, 1870
Cerathyla palmarum Jiménez de la Espada, 1870

Hemiphractus bubalus, or the Ecuador horned tree frog, is a species of frog in the family Hemiphractidae. It is found in the upper Amazon Basin and lower Amazonian slopes of the Andes in northern Peru, Ecuador, and southern Colombia (Cordillera Oriental in Caquetá and Putumayo Departments).[2][3] Its natural habitat is dense cloud forest. It is typically found perching on branches of bushes and small trees. It is assumed to be a predator of other frog species. It is sensitive to habitat modification and is threatened by habitat loss.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Coloma, L.A.; Ron, S.; Cisneros-Heredia, D.; Castro, F. & Rueda, J.V. (2004). "Hemiphractus bubalus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2004: e.T55366A11286360. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55366A11286360.en.
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Hemiphractus bubalus (Jiménez de la Espada, 1870)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  3. ^ Acosta-Galvis, A.R. (2015). "Hemiphractus bubalus (Jiménez de la Espada, 1871)". Lista de los Anfibios de Colombia V.05.2015. www.batrachia.com. Retrieved 8 August 2015.