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Xenohyla truncata Izenchsohn 1966

fruit-eating tree frog


Xenohyla truncata  is an endemic tree frog from  restingas of Southeastern Brazil. It is known for being the only amphibian in the world to feed on fruit. live in general  in bromeliads, leaving only to feed and mate.  


Steal your blood red.

It's sweet but poisonous.

Don't spot me:

make my skin a shield

in this arid hinterland by the sea.

I'm the symbol of this girl,

home of the sands of time,

leaves me alive in the breezes in the wind.

They're surrounding us with walls,

how long will there be a world?

They took my bromeliad,

they shut me up, I'm alone.


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