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Seropédica frog

Physalaemus soaresi  Izecksohn, 1965


Physalaemus soaresi  is known from  two locations in Rio de Janeiro. One of them, where the species was originally discovered, suffers from  growing urbanization, bringing several threats to the species, such as  habitat fragmentation and degradation. The species is critically endangered.


In the eyes it's tiny,

Ordinary, a brown frog.

By fools it was forgotten,

by the blind run over,

by the underestimated cruel,

could stop a country?

The singing echoing from the puddle,

in a short period of time,

say yes.

Shout with all your might,

when the rain comes and blesses:

"There is still hope!

in this land punished by the sun".


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