P. auritus, Golden Puddle Frog, is a medium to large sized ground-dwelling amphibian that inhabits primary, secondary and riparian rainforest and is found at elevations up to 900 m in Cameroon. Ectotherms, like frogs, are increasingly threatened by recent and predicted declines associated with climate change. African amphibians in particular will be disproportionally negatively affected. Direct and latent thermal effects associated with the amphibian incubation may directly affect many life history traits, such as the timing of reproduction, hatching success, hatchling phenotype, growth, survival, immune response and reproductive success.
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