Common Chinese tree frog

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Common Chinese tree frog
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Hyla
Species: H. chinensis
Binomial name
Hyla chinensis
Günther, 1859

The common Chinese tree frog[2] (Hyla chinensis, also known under common names common Chinese treetoad and Chinese tree toad) is a species of frog in the Hylidae family found in southeastern and eastern China and in Taiwan. There is also one record from Vietnam but it is uncertain whether it really represents this species or Hyla annectans.[2]

H. chinensis is a small frog, 25–33 mm (0.98–1.30 in) in snout-vent length, inhabiting trees and shrubs in forests, but also living in agricultural landscapes (cultivated rice fields, ponds, and corn bushes).[3]

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has classified H. chinensis as of "least concern", but it can suffer from habitat loss.[1]


  1. ^ a b Lue Kuangyang; Chou Wenhao; Yuan Zhigang; Geng Baorong; Gu Huiqing (2004). "Hyla chinensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2013). "Hyla chinensis Günther, 1858". Amphibian Species of the World 5.6, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Jesse Lou; Kellie Whittaker. "Hyla chinensis". AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. Retrieved 27 July 2012.