Montevideo tree frog

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Montevideo tree frog
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Hypsiboas
Species: H. pulchellus
Binomial name
Hypsiboas pulchellus
(Duméril & Bibron, 1841)

Hyla agrestis Bibron in Bell, 1843
Hyla albovittata Lichtenstein & Martens, 1856
Hyla leucomelas Duméril & Bibron, 1841
Hyla leucotaenia Burmeister, 1861
Hyla mocquardi Günther, 1901
Hyla pulchella Duméril and Bibron, 1841

The Montevideo tree frog (Hypsiboas pulchellus) is a frog species in the family Hylidae found in eastern, central, and northern Argentina, southeastern Brazil, southeastern Paraguay, and Uruguay.[2] It is a common species occurring in open habitats in forests, grasslands, and flooded savannas. Breeding takes place in permanent ponds and flooded grasslands.[1]

The diet of Argentinean Hypsiboas pulchellus was found to consist mostly of spiders, dipterans and, crickets. During the cold time of the year, these frogs continue to feed at high rate, instead of partly relying on their fat reserves as the sympatric Dendropsophus nanus do.[3]


  1. ^ a b Kwet, A.; Aquino, L.; Lavilla, E. & di Tada, I. (2004). "Hypsiboas pulchellus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Hypsiboas pulchellus (Duméril and Bibron, 1841)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Antoniazzi, Carolina Elizabet; Javier Alejandro López; Marta Duré; Diego Alejandro Falico (2013). "Alimentación de dos especies de anfibios (Anura: Hylidae) en la estación de bajas temperaturas y su relación con la acumulación de energía en Santa Fe, Argentina (Feeding of two amphibian species (Anura: Hylidae) during the low temperatures season and its relationship with energy storage in Santa Fe, Argentina)". Revista de Biología Tropical. 61 (2): 875–886.