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Chirixalus nongkhorensis

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Chirixalus nongkhorensis
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Rhacophoridae
Genus: Chirixalus
C. nongkhorensis
Binomial name
Chirixalus nongkhorensis
(Cochran, 1927)
  • Philautus nongkhorensis Cochran, 1927
  • Rhacophorus (Chirixalus) striatus Ahl, 1930
  • Rhacophorus (Chirixalus) nongkhorensis Ahl, 1931
  • Philautus nongkhorensis Pope, 1931
  • Chirixalus nongkhorensis Bourret, 1942
  • Chiromantis nongkhorensis Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006

The Nongkhor Asian tree frog, Nongkhor pigmy tree frog, Nong Khor bush frog frog, or Nongkhor foam-nest tree frog (Chirixalus doriae) is a frog. It lives in India, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Laos. Scientists think it could live in China too.[2][3][1]

This frog can live in different kinds of places. People have seen it in forests, logging camps, usually near swamps or ponds. They see this frog between 78 and 1660 meters above sea level.[1]

The female frog finds a body of water that dries up for part of the year. She lays her eggs on leaves, on the side of the leaf facing the ground. The female frog watches the nest to stop other animals from eating the eggs. Scientists believe the tadpoles fall into the water.[1][3]

Scientists believe this frog is not in danger of dying out because it lives in a large place and because it is good at living in places that humans have changed. However, human beings cut down the forests where it lives to make farms, especially for things to sell, for example, coffee, rubber, and tea. Some of the places this frog lives are protected parks: Ulu Muda Forest reserve and Kon Ka Kinh National Park.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2023). "Nongkhor Asian Treefrog: Chirixalus nongkhorensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2023: e.T58791A166105864. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2023-1.RLTS.T58791A166105864.en. Retrieved May 1, 2024.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Frost, Darrel R. "Chiromantis xerampelina (Cochran, 1927)". Amphibian Species of the World, an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York. Retrieved May 1, 2024.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sarah Laurino. Ann T. Chang (ed.). "Chirixalus nongkhorensis (Cochran, 1927)". AmphibiaWeb. University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved May 1, 2024.