Flying frog

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Wallace's flying frog (Rhacophorus nigropalmatus)
Illustration from The Malay Archipelago.

A "flying" frog is a frog that has the ability to glide. They live their life in trees, high above the ground.

Alfred Russel Wallace made one of the earliest reports of a flying frog.[1] The species he observed was later described by George Albert Boulenger as Rhacophorus nigropalmatus.

Flying frogs includes members of the following genera:

References[change | change source]

  1. Oliver, J.A. (1951). "'Gliding' in amphibians and reptiles, with a remark on an arboreal adaptation in the lizard, Anolis carolinensis carolinesis Voigt." The American Naturalist, 85(822), 171-176.