Taipei tree frog

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Taipei tree frog
Taipei tree frog - Rhacophorus taipeianus.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Rhacophoridae
Genus: Rhacophorus
Species: R. taipeianus
Binomial name
Rhacophorus taipeianus
Liang & Wang, 1978

The Taipei tree frog, Rhacophorus taipeianus, is a species of frog in the Rhacophoridae family endemic to Taiwan. It is a medium-sized tree frog; females are 4.5–5.5 cm (1.8–2.2 in) in snout-vent length, and males are slightly smaller 3.5–4.5 cm (1.4–1.8 in).[2]

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, swamps, intermittent freshwater marshes, arable land, plantations, ponds, and irrigated land. It is potentially threatened by habitat loss, although its population trend is stable.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lue Kuangyang & Chou Wenhao (2004). "Rhacophorus taipeianus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Rhacophorus taipeianus". BiotaTaiwanica. Retrieved 16 August 2012.