Rhacophorus laoshan

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Rhacophorus laoshan
DD (IUCN3.1Q)[1]
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Rhacophoridae
Genus: Rhacophorus
R. laoshan
Binomial name
Rhacophorus laoshan
Mo, Jiang, Xie, and Ohler, 2008

The Laoshan tree frog (Rhacophorus laoshan) is a frog. Scientists have seen it in exactly one place: 1389 meters above sea level in Cenwangloashan Nature Reserve in China.[2][3][1]

The adult frog is about 35 mm long from nose to rear end. The skin of the frog's back is brown in color with a sideways stripe. The belly is gray-brown in color. The insides of the back legs are bright orange like a tangerine fruit.[4]

This frog lives in forests with high trees and bamboo plants growing to under the trees.[4]

The scientists named this frog after Cenwanglaoshan Natural Preserve because that was where they found it.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2020). "Laoshan Treefrog: Rhacophorus laoshan". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 3.1. p. e.T78585243A122172347. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-2.RLTS.T78585243A122172347.en. 78585243. Retrieved July 24, 2023.
  2. Frost, Darrel R. "Rhacophorus laoshan Mo, Jiang, Xie, and Ohler, 2008". Amphibian Species of the World, an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York. Retrieved July 24, 2023.
  3. "Rhacophorus laoshan Mo, Jiang, Xie, and Ohler, 2008". AmphibiaWeb. University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved July 24, 2023.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Mo J; Xie F; Ohler A (2008). "A new species of Rhacophorus (Anura: Ranidae) from China". Asiatic Herpetological Research. 11: 85–92. Retrieved July 24, 2023.