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South America
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Shared by : Aaditya Singh
Habitat : South America- Costa Rica and Panama, and marginally in Colombia. Associated with sloping areas in humid lowland and montane primary forests
Status : Critically Endangered
About
A moderately-sized, nocturnal tree frog with long arms and shorter legs. Males and females similarly sized.
During their resting period they attach themselves to the underside of the smooth surface of the leaves.
Exhibits metachrosis- Skin is vibrant green during the day and darkens to brown as night approaches to camouflage in the day and hunt at night.
The head is equally broad as long, with a short, truncate snout when viewed from above and a vertical snout in lateral view. Eyes are large,
Threats
Spread of a fungal disease Chytridiomycosis.
Vital habitat loss to small farms, commercialized agriculture, woodlot operations, livestock range, industrial expansion, and real estate development.
It is believed that their diet relies primarily on insects.
Efforts
The species is known to be present within at least six Panamanian protected areas, but it is not known from any protected areas in Colombia or Costa Rica.
A successful captive breeding program began in 2001 at Atlanta Botanical Garden, which has since transferred individuals to other zoos to continue these efforts.
An ex-situ population is breeding at El Valle Conservation Center in Panama.

Photo & Reference
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hylomantis_lemur_-_Lemur_leaf_frog_(12666880214).jpg
http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/55855/0
https://amphibiaweb.org/species/655
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hylomantis_lemur
http://biogeodb.stri.si.edu/amphibians/en/species/2/

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