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Argenteohyla siemersi

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Kingdom  Animalia
Scientific name  Argenteohyla siemersi
Higher classification  Argenteohyla
Order  Frog
Family  Hylidae
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
Genus  Argenteohyla Trueb, 1970
Similar  Frog, Lysapsus limellum, Limnomedusa macroglossa, Scinax uruguayus, Scinax berthae

Argenteohyla siemersi (common name: red-spotted Argentina frog) is a species of frog in the Hylidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Argenteohyla. It is found in the catchment of Paraná River in Argentina and Paraguay and in the southern coast of Uruguay.

There are two subspecies that might be distinct species: Argenteohyla siemersi siemersi and Argenteohyla siemersi pederseni Williams and Bosso, 1994. A. s. pederseni occurs in leaf axils of terrestrial Aechmea bromeliads in gallery forests along main river systems. It reproduces in temporary pools close to the bromeliads. The nominal subspecies occurs and reproduces in wetlands and the delta of Río Paraná. This rare frog is threatened by habitat loss.

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Argenteohyla siemersi Wikipedia


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