Phyllomedusa oreades

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Phyllomedusa oreades
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Phyllomedusa
Species: P. oreades
Binomial name
Phyllomedusa oreades
Brandão, 2002

Phyllomedusa oreades is a species of frog in the Hylidae family, endemic to the Brazilian savanna. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, and rivers.

P. oreades skin secretions research has suggested therapeutic value, especially as an anti-T. cruzi agent to prevent infections during blood transfusion.[1]

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  1. ^ "Dermaseptins from Phyllomedusa oreades and Phyllomedusa distincta Anti-Trypanosoma cruzi Activity without Cytotoxicity to Mammalian Cells" [1]