Rhacophorus prasinatus

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Rhacophorus prasinatus
Conservation status
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Rhacophoridae
Genus: Rhacophorus
Species: R. prasinatus
Binomial name
Rhacophorus prasinatus
Mou, Risch & Lue, 1983
Synonyms

Rhacophorus smaragdinus Lue & Mou, 1984

Rhacophorus prasinatus (common names: tributary flying frog, green treefrog, emerald green treefrog) is a species of frog in the Rhacophoridae family endemic to northern Taiwan.[2] It is the largest tree frog in Taiwan; females can reach 7 cm (2.8 in) in snout-vent length.[3]

Its habitats are orchards, tea plantations, bamboo forests, shrublands and forests in hilly areas. Breeding takes place in tree holes, but also in cisterns, buckets or water tanks. It is threatened by habitat loss and degradation.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lue Kuangyang & Chou Wenhao (2004). "Rhacophorus prasinatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Rhacophorus prasinatus Mou, Risch, and Lue, 1983". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Lue, Kuang-Yang. "Rhacophorus prasinatus". BiotaTaiwanica. Retrieved 30 June 2014.