- Giant waxy monkey tree frogs belong to the genus Phyllomedusa, more commonly known as the leaf frogs (because when sleeping they resemble a leaf and camouflage themselves in the foliage).
- P. bicolor are the largest in the family (hence the "giant" in the common name). They are native to the Amazon rain forest of Brazil, Colombia, Peru and the Guianas.
- They live high in the trees, were they are exposed to wind and the conditions are quite dry. To prevent dehydration they produce a waxy secretion which they carefully spread all over their bodies (hence the "waxy" in the common name).
- Unlike the majority of frogs they can grasp objects with their hands and feet, and instead of jumping, they climb from branch to branch like monkeys. They are nocturnal, and spend the day sleeping perched on thin branches, like parrots.
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