Wallace's Flying Frog of South East Asian Countries

Monday, March 2, 2020
The Wallace flying frog (Credit to Pinterest)

I caught flying small reptiles (lizards and chameleons) when I was kid. I curious whether they are the same as normal or other harmless reptiles.

I never saw flying frogs in nature, I just know from reading that it is because they are mainly living in the trees, especially in the jungle or dense South East Asian rain forest. No chance to approach them

We have understood that about 3,400 kinds of frogs in the nature, of these, 3 genus are flying amphibians:
- Rhacophorus
- Ecnomiophyla
- Polupedates

Two photos of this post are green flying frog from Malaysia (Malay peninsula) and Indonesia (Sumatra, Borneo and western part islands). 


Two flying frogs (Credit to Pinterest)

Parachute and gliding flight amphibian are other name of flying frogs. The British biologist, Alfred Russel Wallace identified and described this amphibian.

Wallace then gave scientific name Rhacophorus nigropalmatus. But, well known as Wallace's flying frog worldwide.

Yes, the green frog lives in the trees (middle canopy), and able to fly from tree to tree. However, they come down to find mates and lay their eggs.

In addition to Malaysia and Indonesia, other South East Asian countries have this kind of frogs are:
- Thailand
- Laos
- Vietnam

Actually, we have found more than 40 species of genus Rhacophorus. Some recent identified and described members are:

Have known about this or any flying frogs?

40 comments:

  1. I have never heard about flying frogs. These green fogs are so different from frogs I have seen, they live on the trees ( so unusual) and can fly. Fantastic!

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    1. they are very rare even in the nature ….

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      The Wallace flying frog (Credit to Pinterest)

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  2. I only knew a little about flying frogs before. I'm very glad to read your explanation about them. Thanks for putting this together and sharing this interesting information.

    Wishing you all the best!

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Wallace's Flying Frog of South East Asian Countries
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      I caught flying small reptiles (lizards and chameleons) when I was kid. I curious whether they are the same as normal or other harmless reptiles.

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  3. Neat frogs, but I haven't seen any of these.

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Wallace's Flying Frog of South East Asian Countries
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      I never saw flying frogs in nature, I just know from reading that it is because they are mainly living in the trees, especially in the jungle or dense South East Asian rain forest. No chance to approach them

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Wallace's Flying Frog of South East Asian Countries
      -
      We have understood that about 3,400 kinds of frogs in the nature, of these, 3 genus are flying amphibians:
      - Rhacophorus
      - Ecnomiophyla
      - Polupedates

      Delete
  5. I have never Heard of flying frogs ...

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Wallace's Flying Frog of South East Asian Countries
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      Two photos of this post are green flying frog from Malaysia (Malay peninsula) and Indonesia (Sumatra, Borneo and western part islands).

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  6. wow is amazing... I' ve never heard about this animal

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Wallace's Flying Frog of South East Asian Countries
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      Two flying frogs (Credit to Pinterest)

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  7. I think I hear about flying frogs for the first time 🙂
    I hope that they never appear in my country
    Regards
    Lili

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Wallace's Flying Frog of South East Asian Countries
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      Parachute and gliding flight amphibian are other name of flying frogs. The British biologist, Alfred Russel Wallace identified and described this amphibian.

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  8. Oh wow, the flying frog is cute. Great post, thanks for sharing the info.
    Enjoy your day, have a great week ahead.

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Wallace's Flying Frog of South East Asian Countries
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      Wallace then gave scientific name Rhacophorus nigropalmatus. But, well known as Wallace's flying frog worldwide.

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  9. Wow they look awesome, I heard about them but I never have occasion to see them :-)

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Wallace's Flying Frog of South East Asian Countries
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      Yes, the green frog lives in the trees (middle canopy), and able to fly from tree to tree. However, they come down to find mates and lay their eggs.

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  10. In Germany we don't have flying frogs and also the last five weeks in singapore I didn't saw a flying frog. But good to know.

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Wallace's Flying Frog of South East Asian Countries
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      In addition to Malaysia and Indonesia, other South East Asian countries have this kind of frogs are:
      - Thailand
      - Laos
      - Vietnam

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  11. Luxury photos! I really like your posts. I also liked this one, it is interesting and informative.

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Wallace's Flying Frog of South East Asian Countries
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      Actually, we have found more than 40 species of genus Rhacophorus. Some recent identified and described members are:
      - Rhacophorus bengkuluensis, 2014
      - Rhacophorus borneensis, 2013
      - Rhacophorus helenae, 2012
      - Rhacophorus hoabinhensis, 2017
      - Rhacophorus vanbanicus, 2019

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  12. What great pictures! I have never seen a flying frog. The ones around here are by the ponds!

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Wallace's Flying Frog of South East Asian Countries
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      Have known about this or any flying frogs?

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  13. I've never heard of a frog flying.

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Wallace's Flying Frog of South East Asian Countries
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      The Wallace flying frog (Credit to Pinterest)

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  14. It would be simply amazing to these those in real life. Meanwhile, the colours are beautifully adapted to their environment.

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Wallace's Flying Frog of South East Asian Countries
      -
      I caught flying small reptiles (lizards and chameleons) when I was kid. I curious whether they are the same as normal or other harmless reptiles.

      Delete
  15. Replies
    1. Thank you to visit:
      Wallace's Flying Frog of South East Asian Countries
      -
      I never saw flying frogs in nature, I just know from reading that it is because they are mainly living in the trees, especially in the jungle or dense South East Asian rain forest. No chance to approach them

      Delete
  16. Replies
    1. Thank you to visit:
      Wallace's Flying Frog of South East Asian Countries
      -
      We have understood that about 3,400 kinds of frogs in the nature, of these, 3 genus are flying amphibians:
      - Rhacophorus
      - Ecnomiophyla
      - Polupedates

      Delete
  17. I would love to see a flying frog in real live. They look so cool!

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Wallace's Flying Frog of South East Asian Countries
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      Two photos of this post are green flying frog from Malaysia (Malay peninsula) and Indonesia (Sumatra, Borneo and western part islands).

      Delete
  18. Very interesting. I haven't known about flying frogs.

    Best regards

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Wallace's Flying Frog of South East Asian Countries
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      Two flying frogs (Credit to Pinterest)

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  19. Replies
    1. Thank you to visit:
      Wallace's Flying Frog of South East Asian Countries
      -
      Parachute and gliding flight amphibian are other name of flying frogs. The British biologist, Alfred Russel Wallace identified and described this amphibian.

      Delete
  20. This is amazing. I didn't know for flying frogs. Every time you present some interesting plants or animals, I remember that post with ghost orchids.

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Wallace's Flying Frog of South East Asian Countries
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      Wallace then gave scientific name Rhacophorus nigropalmatus. But, well known as Wallace's flying frog worldwide.

      Delete