Chiromantis punctatus

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Chirixalus punctatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Rhacophoridae
Genus: Chiromantis
Species: C. punctatus
Binomial name
Chiromantis punctatus
(Wilkinson, Win, Thin, Lwin, Shein & Tun, 2003)
Synonyms

Chirixalus punctatus Wilkinson, Win, Thin, Lwin, Shein & Tun, 2003

Chirixalus punctatus is a species of frog in the family Rhacophoridae. It is endemic to Burma.

Its natural habitats are freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, rural gardens, and heavily degraded former forests.

Habitat and Ecology

Individuals were found in disturbed habitat between mountain evergreen forests and agricultural land, 1-2m above the ground in bushes. This species may be restricted to remaining secondary habitat in Rakhine as remnant populations, or (as with other Chirixalus species in Myanmar) they might prefer degraded habitats. Animals were not found in evergreen forests (Wilkinson et al. 2003). The eggs are deposited in foam nests, in particular on plants of the genus Arum, hanging over standing water. The larvae presumably develop in the water.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AmphibiaWeb - Chiromantis punctatus". amphibiaweb.org. Retrieved 2016-12-12. 

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