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Wallace’s Flying Frog

Wallace’s flying frog is a species of frog found in Malaysia and Borneo. It is one of the largest species of its genus. The species is strictly arboreal. The frog is adapted to glide in the air leaping from tree to tree or to bushes. The extremely webbed feet and loose skin flaps on its flanks helps it to glide sometimes more than 50 feet.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Amphibia
    Subclass Lissamphibia
    Order Anura
    Suborder Neobatrachia
    Family Rhacophoridae
    Subfamily Rhacophorinae
    Genus Rhacophorus
    Scientific Name Rhacophorus nigropalmatus

    Other Names Abah River flying frog
    Size 8–10 cm
    Color Shiny green upper surface with white to pale yellow underside; outer parts of the toe as well as upper sides of the inside toes and finger webbing are brilliant yellow
    Distribution Malaysia and Borneo
    Habitat Tropical moist forests
    Diet Mainly insects
    Predators Tree climbing snakes
    Breeding Season Rainy season
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on May 29th 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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