Wallace's Flying Frog - Rhacophorus nigropalmatus
This was one of the hi-light during this trip to see this special Wallace 's Flying Frog - Rhacophorus nigropalmatus. Didn't get to see it flying though, which is rare. Can only see it flying if they are already at the top or higher up in the trees but this one was spotted at the Frog's Pond at Kubah National Park and it was around 1 meter height. It is resting on a type palm, which also gave its scientific name, nigropalmatus.
Wallace's flying frog or the Abah River flying frog is a moss frog found at least from the Malay Peninsula into western Indonesia. It is named for the biologist, Alfred R. Wallace, who collected the first specimen to be formally identified.
''R. dennysii'', ''R. maximus'' and ''Polypedates feae'' were once contained within Wallace's flying frog as subspecies. Similar frogs also occur in Laos, Vietnam, and southern China; these may be ''R. nigropalmatus'' or an undescribed, closely related.. more