Rhacophorus pardalis

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Rhacophorus pardalis
LC (IUCN3.1Q)[1]
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Rhacophoridae
Genus: Rhacophorus
R. pardalis
Binomial name
Rhacophorus pardalis
Günther, 1858
  • Rhacophorus pardalis Günther, 1858
  • Rhacophorus rizali Boettger, 1897
  • Rhacophorus pulchellus Werner, 1900
  • Polypedates pardalis Taylor, 1920
  • Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) pardalis Ahl, 1931
  • Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) pulchellus Ahl, 1931
  • Rhacophorus pardalis pardalis Wolf, 1936
  • Rhacophorus pardalis pulchellus Wolf, 1936
  • Rhacophorus pardalis rhyssocephalus Wolf, 1936
  • Rhacophorus rhyssocephalus Inger and Voris, 2001

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

The adult male frog is about 39-55 mm long from nose to rear end and the adult female frog is about 55-71 mm long. It has webbed skin on all four feet. The skin on the frog's back is light brown or red-brown in color. Some frogs have yellow spots. Some have blue spots. Some have no spots. The sides of the frog's body are yellow in color with black spots. The belly is yellow with orange marks. The webbed skin on the feet is orange-red in color.[3]

This frog lives high in the tree branches. It can glide on the air from tree to tree using the webbed skin on its feet. Large groups of frogs come to the ground to lay eggs. They go to pools of water, marshes, and blocked streams.[3]

There are fewer of this frog than there were. This is because human beings cut down forests where the frog lives.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2022). "Panther Flying Frog: Rhacophorus pardalis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 3.1. p. e.T59012A112582355. 59012. Retrieved June 27, 2023.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Frost, Darrel R. "Rohanixalus pardalis Günther, 1858". Amphibian Species of the World, an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York. Retrieved June 27, 2023.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Kellie Whittaker (April 20, 2009). Kellie Whittaker (ed.). "Rhacophorus pardalis Günther, 1858". AmphibiaWeb. University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved June 27, 2023.