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.
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