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Polypedates megacephalus

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Polypedates megacephalus
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Rhacophoridae
Genus: Polypedates
P. megacephalus
Binomial name
Polypedates megacephalus
Hallowell, 1861
  • Polypedates megacephalus Hallowell, 1861
  • Polypedates maculatus var. unicolor Müller, 1878
  • Rana scutigera Andersson, 1916
  • Rhacophorus leucomystax megacephalus Stejneger, 1925
  • Hylarana scutigera Bourret, 1942
  • Rana (Hylarana) scutigera Bourret, 1942
  • Polypedates megacephalus Matsui, Seto, and Utsunomiya, 1986
  • Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) leucomystax megacephalus Dubois, 1987
  • Rana (Sylvirana) scutigera Ohler, 2003
  • Hylarana scutigera Chen, Murphy, Lathrop, Ngo, Orlov, Ho, and Somorjai, 2005
  • Sylvirana scutigera Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006
  • Chalcorana scutigera Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010

The Hong Kong whipping frog, hourglass whipping frog, hour-glass marked tree frog, spot-legged tree frog, Haut Sanuk frog, yellow tree frog, northern tree frog, or big-headed tree frog (Polypedates megacephalus) is a frog. It lives in Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, China, and Hong Kong.[1][2] People have seen them between 80 and 2000 meters above sea level.[3]

This frog can live in many different types of places, for example farms and rice paddies. The female frog lays eggs in ponds or rice paddies. She lays them on grass or in a nest made out of mud.[3]

Scientists believe this frog is not in danger of dying out because it lives in such a large place and because it can live in places that humans have changed.[3]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Frost, Darrel R. "Polypedates megacephalus Hallowell, 1861". Amphibian Species of the World, an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York. Retrieved February 9, 2024.
  2. "Polypedates megacephalus Hallowell, 1861". AmphibiaWeb. University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved February 9, 2024.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2022). "Hong Kong Whipping Frog: Polypedates megacephalus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2022: e.T88428054A63882206. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2022-2.RLTS.T88428054A63882206.en. Retrieved February 9, 2024.