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A large treefrog with parotoid glands prominent and diverging; interocular distance larger than the upper eyelid or equal; smooth, scanty glandulous skin; vomerine teeth weak; disk at the tip of fingers, smaller than tympanum. Dorsal dark green color, extending onto throat and chest, scattered with bright white spots. In common with other phyllomedusines, it presents physiological and behavioral adaptations to limit water loss including impermeabilisation of the skin by lipid secretions, excretion of uric acid (uricotelism) and diurnal torpor. Lipid secretions are produced in a special type of cutaneous gland and are spread over the surface of the skin by the legs in a complex sequence of wiping movements.
This species inhabits the Chaco (dry prairie) of Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay.
Photographed at Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum