Malabar gliding frog

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Malabar gliding frog
LC (IUCN3.1Q)[1]
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Rhacophoridae
Genus: Rhacophorus
R. malabaricus
Binomial name
Rhacophorus malabaricus
Jerdon, 1870
  • Rhacophorus malabaricus Jerdon, 1870
  • Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) malabaricus Ahl, 1931

The Malabar flying frog, Malabar gliding frog, or flying frog (Rhacophorus malabaricus) is a frog. It lives in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and the Phillippines.[2][3][1]

Scientists sometimes wonder if a frog is R. malabaricus or another species, R. pseudomalabaricus. They say one good way to tell these two frogs apart is to look at where the frog lives: R. pseudomalabaricus lives high than 955 meters above sea level. If the frog is close to sea level, it is probably R. malabaricus, and if it is high up in the hills, it is probably R. pseudomalabaricus.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2022). "Malabar Flying Frog: Rhacophorus malabaricus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 3.1. p. e.T59001A166109767. 59001. Retrieved June 29, 2023.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Frost, Darrel R. "Rohanixalus malabaricus Jerdon, 1870". Amphibian Species of the World, an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York. Retrieved June 29, 2023.
  3. "Rhacophorus malabaricus Jerdon, 1870". AmphibiaWeb. University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved June 29, 2023.
  4. Amanda Lukas; Rachel Alsheikh; Jolina Liao (March 26, 2018). Ann T. Chang (ed.). "Rhacophorus pseudomalabaricus Vasudevan and Dutta, 2000". AmphibiaWeb. University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved July 19, 2023.