Chinese flying frog

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Chinese flying frog
Chinese Gliding Frog (Rhacophorus dennysi), CMN.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Rhacophoridae
Genus: Rhacophorus
Species: R. dennysi
Binomial name
Rhacophorus dennysi
Blanford, 1881

Polypedates dennysi (Blanford, 1881)
Rhacophorus dennysii (lapsus)

Adult exhibited at Museum of Discovery and Science (Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA)

The Chinese flying frog or Chinese gliding frog (Rhacophorus dennysi) is a species of tree frog in the Rhacophoridae family found in China, Laos, Burma, and Vietnam. Also known as the Blanford's whipping frog, large treefrog, and Denny's whipping frog.[2]

This frog is up to 10 cm (3.9 in) long. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, rivers, swamps, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, ponds, irrigated land, and canals, and ditches.

Females lay eggs in foam nests attached to branches and grasses hanging over water. They create nests by beating a frothy secretion into foam with their hind legs.

It is considered Least Concern by the IUCN.


  1. ^ van Dijk, P.P., Truong, N.Q., Stuart, B., Lau, M.W.N., Baorong, G., Huiqing, G. & Datong, Y. (2004). Rhacophorus dennysi. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Downloaded on 23 July 2007.
  2. ^ Rhacophorus dennysi, Amphibian Species of the World 5.6

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