Brazilian amphibians

 

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This and the following photo were taken in Mandaguari, Paraná state, by Maurício Gonçalles/Flickr

No country has more amphibians than Brazil – at least 800 species of frogs and toads were described in the country.  You will find an updated list of  Brazilian amphibians plus lots of great pictures at Anfíbios e Répteis do Brasil website.

The group is under menace – amphibians are among the fastest disappearing animals, both nationally and internationally -, mainly because of the destruction of their habitats by construction or agriculture, but also because of pesticide contamination and climate change. In recent years, an unexpected series of frosts extinguished at least five frog species in the Southeast region of Brazil.

Check this great selection of amphibian photos seen on Flickr:

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Photo by Felipe Venâncio taken in Ilha Comprida, in the state of São Paulo
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Photo by Ana Cotta/ Flickr
At Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais state. Photo taken by Glauco Umbelino/ Flickr
At Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais state. Photo taken by Glauco Umbelino/ Flickr
"Ceratophrys ornata" photographed by Melanie Milliken/ Wikipedia
“Ceratophrys ornata” photographed by Melanie Milliken/ Wikipedia
The poisonous "Dendrobates leucomelas" photographed by Adrian Pingstone/ Wikipedia
The poisonous “Dendrobates leucomelas” photographed by Adrian Pingstone/ Wikipedia

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