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Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It is a terrestrial and arboreal species that can be found in the forest or in open areas of montane cloud forest, in Alto-Andean vegetation, dry inter-Andean valleys and Yungas forest (De la Riva et al. 2000). Duellman et al. (1997) indicate that in high-elevation areas, it inhabits montane pastures; in the north, its range includes cloud temperate forest, while in the south, it occurs in deciduous premontane forest. It can be found in microhabitats around waterbodies, lotic or lentic lagoons, puddles, big or small streams or on the sides of a road. At night, males call from under bushes or brush woods, on the ground around waterbodies. During the day, they can be observed on rocks or perching on branches among rocks (Duellman et al. 1997, Köhler 2000). It breeds in most waterbodies, e.g. ephemeral ponds, roadside ditches and slow-moving streams, and deposits its eggs in water where the tadpoles also develop.

  • Terrestrial
  • Freshwater


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