Polypedates macrotis

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Polypedates macrotis
Dark-eared frog (Polypedates macrotis).jpg
at Danum Valley Conservation Area, Sabah, Malaysia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Rhacophoridae
Genus: Polypedates
Species: P. macrotis
Binomial name
Polypedates macrotis
(Boulenger, 1891)

Rhacophorus macrotis Boulenger, 1891
Philautus montanus Taylor, 1920
Polypedates linki Taylor, 1922

Polypedates macrotis, commonly known as the dark-eared treefrog, sometimes also Bongao tree frog, Bongao bubble-nest frog, Baram whipping frog,[2] or brown-striped tree frog,[3] is a species of frog in the family Rhacophoridae. It is found in the central peninsular Thailand (requiring confirmation), Sumatra, Borneo, and Sulu Archipelago as well as a range of other Philippine islands (Palawan, Busuanga, Calauit, Jolo, and Dumaran).[2]

"Bongao" in the common name refers to Bongao Island, the type locality of Philautus montanus, now synonymized with Polypedates macrotis. On the other hand, "Baram", a district in Sarawak, is the type locality of Polypedates macrotis.[2]


Male Polypedates macrotis grow to a snout–vent length of about 60 mm (2.4 in) and females to 85 mm (3.3 in). Tadpoles are up to 60 mm (2.4 in) in length. Dorsum is brown with a darker band behind the eye that covers the tympanum, tapering along the side.[4][5]

Polypedates macrotis is similar to Polypedates leucomystax but differs from it slightly in colouration and body proportions.[4]


Polypedates macrotis deposit their eggs in foam nests attached to leaves or twigs overhanging standing water, such as ponds and ditches.[1][4]


It is a locally abundant species inhabiting primary forests and edge areas.[1] Adults can be found near small streams, swaps, ponds, puddles, or small pools.[5]



  1. ^ a b c Arvin Diesmos; Angel Alcala; Rafe Brown; Leticia Afuang; Genevieve Gee; Jeet Sukumaran; Norsham Yaakob; Leong Tzi Ming; Yodchaiy Chuaynkern; Kumthorn Thirakhupt; et al. (2004). "Polypedates macrotis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Polypedates macrotis (Boulenger, 1891)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Polypedates macrotis". AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c Haas, A.; Hertwig, S.T.; Das, I. (2014). "Polypedates macrotis (Dark-eared Tree Frog)". Frogs of Borneo. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Polypedates macrotis". Amphibians and Reptiles of Peninsular Malaysia. Retrieved 10 December 2014.