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Rabbs’ Fringe-limbed Tree Frog

Rabbs’ fringe-limbed tree frog is an extinct species of frog used to occur in Panama. The species was nocturnal. The frog had the ability to glide through the air by fully stretching their large webbed hands and feet covering a distance of 9 m. The males of this species were very territorial. 

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Hylidae
    Genus Ecnomiohyla
    Scientific Name Ecnomiohyla rabborum

    Size Males: 6.2 to 9.7 cm (2.4 to 3.8 in)
    Females: 6.1 to 10 cm (2.4 to 3.9 in)
    Color Mainly mottled brown with pale yellow rear surfaces of the thighs; eyelids and upper surfaces of the limbs and back were scattered with green flecks; white underside with non-uniform brown spots; uniformly reddish brown irises
    Distribution Central Panama
    Habitat Used to occupy forest canopy
    Diet Insects
    Breeding Season Used to take place throughout the year but breeding activity peaked at the start of the rainy season (mid-March to May)
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 60 to 200 eggs
    IUCN Conservation Status Extinct

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    Published on May 30th 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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