|Adult at Wu Kau Tang Country Trail
(New Territories, Hong Kong)
Polypedates megacephalus, the Hong Kong Whipping Frog or Spot-legged Tree Frog, is a species in the shrub frog family (Rhacophoridae). In its native range, it is also called "brown tree frog", but this name is otherwise applied to a species of the true tree frog family (Hylidae).
Distribution and ecology
This species is native in central, southern and southwestern China, e.g. Hainan, Hong Kong and Macau. The species is supported in many protected areas in China. P. megacephalus is generally found north of the Red River of Vietnam and in Northeast India, while Polypedates leucomystax is generally found south of the Red River and in western Yunnan.
This frog is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution in Asia and its tolerance of a broad range of habitats. It also because of its presumed large population.
Media related to Polypedates megacephalus at Wikimedia Commons
- Michael Wai Neng Lau; Chou Wenhao; Yang Datong & Annemarie Ohler (2009). "Polypedates megacephalus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 22 December 2012.
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