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Borneo Flying Frog Thank you for the promotion into Bull Frog class today. As a reward, I am sharing this awesome frog from Borneo. An gliding tree frog which is rare and endemic only to good primary rainforest in Borneo. Looks similar to the Wallace's flying frog which is larger and more common but lack of the bluish pigment. Described not too long ago. This is one of the most beautiful frogs in Borneo but not much is known about this species as it usually stays up in the tree canopy. 1stopborneo wildlife,Fall,Geotagged,Malaysia,Rhacophorus borneensis,amphibian,borneo,herpetology,herping,rhacophorus borneensis Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Borneo Flying Frog

Thank you for the promotion into Bull Frog class today. As a reward, I am sharing this awesome frog from Borneo. An gliding tree frog which is rare and endemic only to good primary rainforest in Borneo. Looks similar to the Wallace's flying frog which is larger and more common but lack of the bluish pigment. Described not too long ago. This is one of the most beautiful frogs in Borneo but not much is known about this species as it usually stays up in the tree canopy.

    comments (6)

  1. Whoa, that is one stunning frog. Look at the webbing between the toes, crazy!

    And very beautifully captured, worthy of a place in this list of classics:

    Posted 21 days ago, modified 21 days ago
  2. Those feet!! <3 Posted 21 days ago
  3. Thanks Ferdy and Christine! This is definitely an awesome find. Glad to share this! Posted 20 days ago
  4. so cute Posted 19 days ago
  5. Great find great shot CXW Posted 18 days ago
  6. From today's Facebook post:

    Cute frog, right?! Check out its huge, webbed feet! The Borneo flying frog (Rhacophorus borneensis) is a recently described species (2013) that is endemic to Malaysian Borneo. This gorgeous frog is rarely seen because it spends most of its life high in the forest canopy, descending only to breed. Unlike other frogs, who have to tediously climb down a tree from branch to branch, the Borneo flying frog can fly. Well, technically, it’s more like gliding or skydiving. Thanks to their webbed feet and aerodynamically flattened bodies, they can glide at a 45° degree angle!

    This species has not yet been assessed by the IUCN to determine its conservation status. The main reasons are because this species was only recently described, and also because it lives in tall trees that can’t easily be sampled. They are mostly only encountered by chance during the breeding season. But, the odds are that the Borneo flying frog is currently threatened by a foe against which it has no defense. That foe is us—humans. Frogs are extremely vulnerable species that are incredibly sensitive to environmental stress, deforestation and habitat degradation, and climate change. The sad irony of our times is that many species will be gone before they are even discovered. And, even recently described species, such as the Borneo flying frog, can be lost before their populations can be properly assessed and protected. We will never have a true measure of biodiversity because so much has already been lost. But, it’s not too late to stop this trend, and let’s hope the Borneo flying frog will escape becoming a sad statistic in the global amphibian extinction crisis. {Spotted in Malaysia by JungleDragon user, Chun Xing Wong Claveria} #JungleDragon #flyingfrog #Borneoflyingfrog #Malaysia #Rhacophorusborneensis
    Posted 10 days ago

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''Rhacophorus borneensis'' is a species of frog in the family Rhacophoridae. This recently described species is endemic to Malaysian Borneo where it is known from its type locality in the Maliau Basin Conservation Area, Sandakan Division, Sabah as well as from the Batang Ai National Park, Sarawak. Prior to its description, it was included in ''Rhacophorus reinwardtii''. It is said to be "one of the prettiest frogs of Borneo". Common name Borneo flying frog has been coined for it.

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Uploaded Nov 21, 2019. Captured Nov 15, 2019 00:51 in Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia.
  • Canon IXUS 285 HS
  • f/3.6
  • 1/60s
  • ISO200
  • 4.5mm