Rhacophorus georgii

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Rhacophorus georgii
Conservation status
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Rhacophoridae
Genus: Rhacophorus
Species: R. georgii
Binomial name
Rhacophorus georgii
Roux, 1904

Rhacophorus georgii (common name: Tuwa flying frog) is a species of frog in the Rhacophoridae family endemic to Sulawesi, Indonesia.[2] Its type locality ("Tuwa, Paluthal, West-Centr. Celebes"[2]) cannot be located, but it has recently been collected from the Buton Island, off southeastern Sulawesi.[1]

Rhacophorus georgii live in lowland forests, below 800 m (2,600 ft) asl. These frogs attach foamy egg masses to the trunks of trees, 1–3 cm above water-filled tree cavities; each female can carry 29–108 eggs. Upon hatching, tadpoles fall to these water-filled cavities.[1]

Specific threats to this species are unknown but it is probably negatively affected by habitat loss.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Iskandar, D. & Mumpuni (2009). "Rhacophorus georgii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Rhacophorus georgii Roux, 1904". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 16 February 2014.