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Pachymedusa dacnicolor (Mexican leaf frog)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The Mexican leaf frog, Pachymedusa dacnicolor, is a species of frog in the Hylidae family. It belongs to the monotypic genus Pachymedusa in the subfamily Phyllomedusinae. This frog is endemic to Mexico. The adult grows up to 100 mm in length, with an overall dorsal colour of green with scattered white spots. The underbelly is white with legs and digits of orange. This species has enlarged toes and golden eyes, and females are larger than males. They eat mainly insects and are nocturnal, spending the day in sheltered burrows or under stones or logs.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 17.87
EDGE Score: 2.94


Maximum Longevity [1]  9 years


Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Madrean Pine-Oak Woodlands Mexico, United States No
Mesoamerica Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama No


Parasitized by 
Aplectana itzocanensis <Unverified Name>[2]
Cosmocercella haberi <Unverified Name>[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
San Diego Zoo

Range Map


Middle America;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License