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For other uses, see Stefania (disambiguation). Stefania_sentence_0


Scientific classification StefaniaStefania_header_cell_0_1_0
Kingdom:Stefania_cell_0_2_0 AnimaliaStefania_cell_0_2_1
Phylum:Stefania_cell_0_3_0 ChordataStefania_cell_0_3_1
Class:Stefania_cell_0_4_0 AmphibiaStefania_cell_0_4_1
Order:Stefania_cell_0_5_0 AnuraStefania_cell_0_5_1
Family:Stefania_cell_0_6_0 HemiphractidaeStefania_cell_0_6_1
Genus:Stefania_cell_0_7_0 Stefania

Rivero, 1968Stefania_cell_0_7_1

Type speciesStefania_header_cell_0_8_0

Stefania is a genus of frogs in the family Hemiphractidae. Stefania_sentence_1

They are native to the highlands of the Guiana Shield in southern Venezuela, Guyana, and adjacent far northern Brazil. Stefania_sentence_2

Most are restricted to the tepui highlands, but S. Stefania_sentence_3 evansi also occurs in lowlands. Stefania_sentence_4

On most mountains there are only 1–2 species from this genus, but five are known from Mount Ayanganna and the neighbouring Mount Wokomung has six species. Stefania_sentence_5

They are usually found near streams at low levels on branches/leaves or on the ground among vegetation/rocks. Stefania_sentence_6

They are famous for their breeding strategy where the development from eggs to froglets is completed on the back of the female (the eggs hatch to froglets; there is no free-swimming tadpole stage). Stefania_sentence_7

The common name carrying frog is sometimes used for Stefania species and it refers to this behavior. Stefania_sentence_8

A comparable behavior can also be seen in the other genera in the family Hemiphractidae. Stefania_sentence_9

Species Stefania_section_0

There are 19 Stefania species: Stefania_sentence_10

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