Anaimalai flying frog

Rhacophorus pseudomalabaricus

''Rhacophorus pseudomalabaricus'' is a species of frog in the family Rhacophoridae endemic to the Anaimalai Hills of Tamil Nadu and Kerala states, India. It is a type of "flying frog" which can descend aerially, but at angles sharper than 45°.

Its natural habitats are tropical moist montane forests and intermittent freshwater marshes. It is found in the lower canopy and understory of tropical moist evergreen forest, all within about 100 km2 in the Indira Gandhi National Park region of the Western Ghats. It mates on vegetation hanging over temporary pools, where the tadpoles develop. It is severely threatened by habitat loss.
Status: Critically endangered
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassAmphibia
OrderAnura
FamilyRhacophoridae
GenusRhacophorus
SpeciesR. pseudomalabaricus
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India