Manaus slender-legged tree frog

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Manaus slender-legged tree frog
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Osteocephalus
Species: O. taurinus
Binomial name
Osteocephalus taurinus
Steindachner, 1862
Hyla depressa Andersson, 1945
Hyla vilarsi Melin, 1941
Osteocephalus flavolineatus Steindachner, 1862

The Manaus slender-legged tree frog (Osteocephalus taurinus) is a species of frog in the family Hylidae found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana,[1] Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, moist savanna, rivers, intermittent freshwater marshes, and canals and ditches. It is threatened by habitat loss.[2] It is also reported to produce Methamphetamine.[3]


  1. ^ Cole, C.J., C.R. Townsend, R.P. Reynolds, R.D. MacCulloch and A. Lathrop (2013). "Amphibians and reptiles of Guyana, South America: Illustrated keys, annotated species accounts, and a biogeographic synopsis". Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 125: 317–620. doi:10.2988/0006-324x-125.4.317. 
  2. ^ La Marca, E., Azevedo-Ramos, C., Coloma, L.A. & Ron, S. 2004. Osteocephalus taurinus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 21 July 2007.
  3. ^ Alkaloids Secrets of Life: Alkaloid Chemistry, Biological Significance