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Wallace's Flying Frog - Rhacophorus nigropalmatus A large sized tree frog with striking bright colours of green, yellow and white. Its name is misleading as they don't fly but glide. Being a tree frog, they do climb high up among trees. And to get down quickly or to get away from their predators, they glide by spreading the webbings on their legs. Frog,Malaysia,Rhacophorus nigropalmatus,Sarawak,Wallace's Flying Frog Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Wallace's Flying Frog - Rhacophorus nigropalmatus

A large sized tree frog with striking bright colours of green, yellow and white. Its name is misleading as they don't fly but glide. Being a tree frog, they do climb high up among trees. And to get down quickly or to get away from their predators, they glide by spreading the webbings on their legs.

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  1. Wow - a gliding frog?! So cool. Posted one year ago
    1. This picture on this website shows how the Frog uses the webbing to glide, probably the ultimate shot of the Frog, but that's beyond my capability :D

      http://www.wildborneo.com.my/photo.php?f=cld1404324.jpg&k=rhacophorus%20nigropalmatus&p=1&i=1
      Posted one year ago
      1. Awesome! Posted one year ago
  2. Super shot and some incredible legs! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks, Ferdy :)
      It is a gorgeous frog and very friendly, I was able to take lots of pictures of it and also some selfies :D
      Posted one year ago
  3. Insanely beautiful Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks, nightjar6 :) Posted one year ago

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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

Similar species: Frogs
Species identified by Albert Kang
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Uploaded Apr 19, 2018. Captured Apr 12, 2018 00:17.
  • TG-4
  • f/5.0
  • 1/125s
  • ISO200
  • 11.78mm