Geographical Range Central South America
Habitat Dry plains
Scientific Name Phyllomedusa sauvagii
Conservation Status Common

As you might guess from its name, the skin of this frog has a waxy coating that helps protect the animal from drying out. This is important in helping the frog stay moist and cool in its hot, dry habitat.

The waxy tree frog is active mainly at night, when it hunts for insects. It's also called the monkey frog because of its long legs.