Polypedates taeniatus

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Polypedates taeniatus
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Rhacophoridae
Genus: Polypedates
P. macrotis
Binomial name
Polypedates macrotis
(Boulenger, 1906)
  • Rhacophorus taeniatus Boulenger, 1906
  • Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) taeniatus Ahl, 1931
  • Polypedates taeniatus Anders, Diener, and Schleich, 1998

The Bengal whipping frog, Bengal whipping tree frog, or Terai tree frog (Polypedates taeniatus) is a frog. It lives in India, Nepal, and maybe Bhutan.[2][3] People have seen them as high as 500 meters above sea level.[1]

This frog lives in grasslands, forests, and places with shrubs. The female frog lays eggs on branches over pools of water. When the eggs hatch, the tadpoles fall into the water.[1]

Scientists believe this frog is not in danger of dying out because it lives in such a large place. However, this frog can die when human beings start fires to kill reeds and from chemicals meant to kill pests.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2022). "Bengal Whipping Frog: Polypedates taeniatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2022: e.T58965A166109314. Retrieved February 8, 2024.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Frost, Darrel R. "Polypedates taeniatus (Boulenger, 1906)". Amphibian Species of the World, an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York. Retrieved February 8, 2024.
  3. "Polypedates taeniatus (Boulenger, 1906)". AmphibiaWeb. University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved February 8, 2024.