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Physalaemus pustulosus

(Tungara frog)

Common Names

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Common Names in English:

Tungara frog, guayaquil dwarf frog

Common Names in Spanish:

Rana tungara


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Ecology: It is a species of lowland savannahs and open environments, as well as natural and disturbed humid lowland and montane forest , tropical dry forest, and other anthropogenic habitats , commonly in, around and in almost any natural or human-made temporary ponds , puddles, potholes, hoof prints, ditches, pastures, secondary growth and along forest edges or small permanent ponds or water catchments . The males call at night while floating on water. It breeds in temporary and permanent pools .

List of Habitats: 1.5 Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Dry 2.1 Savanna - Dry 2.2 Savanna - Moist 4.5 Grassland - Subtropical/Tropical Dry 4.6 Grassland - Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded 5.7 Wetlands (inland) - Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) 5.8 Wetlands (inland) - Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) 14.2 Artificial/Terrestrial - Pastureland 14.6 Artificial/Terrestrial - Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest 15.2 Artificial/Aquatic - Ponds (below 8ha) 15.9 Artificial/Aquatic - Canals and Drainage Channels , Ditches


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Physalaemus stentor (Jiménez De La Espada


Name Status: Accepted Name . Latest taxonomic scrutiny: 03-Feb-2005

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Physalaemus

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 16 species and subspecies in this genus:

P. albonotatus (Menwig Frog) · P. barrioi (Bocaina Dwarf Frog) · P. biligonigerus (Weeping Frog) · P. coloradorum (Colorado Dwarf Frog) · P. cuvieri (Barker Frog) · P. ephippifer (Steindachner's Dwarf Frog) · P. fuscomaculatus (Brown-Spotted Dwarf Frog) · P. gracilis (Graceful Dwarf Frog) · P. henselii (Hensel's Dwarf Frog) · P. nattereri (Cuyaba Dwarf Frog) · P. petersi (Peters' Dwarf Frog) · P. pustulatus (Guayaquil Dwarf Frog) · P. pustulosus (Tungara Frog) · P. pustulosus pustulosus (Guayaquil Dwarf Frog) · P. riograndensis (Rio Grande Dwarf Frog) · P. signifer (Girard's Dwarf Frog)

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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal February 29, 2008:


Last Revised: 2015-01-30