Polypedates pseudocruciger

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False hour-glass tree frog
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Rhacophoridae
Genus: Polypedates
Species: P. pseudocruciger
Binomial name
Polypedates pseudocruciger
Das & Ravichandran, 1998

Polypedates pseudocruciger (common names: false hour-glass tree frog or yellow tree frog) is a species of frog in the Rhacophoridae family endemic to the southern Western Ghats, India.[2] It is a common and widespread frog. It is an arboreal edge habitat species generally associated with the understorey of tropical, moist evergreen forest. It breeds in small temporary ponds. Eggs are laid on a leaf over the pond.[1]

Polypedates pseudocruciger can also occur in disturbed habitats close to human habitations, but severe habitat degradation is a threat to this species.[1]

A male Polypedates pseudocruciger from Karnataka


  1. ^ a b c Biju, S.D., Ravichandran, M.S., Dutta, S. & Srinivasulu, C. (2004). "Polypedates pseudocruciger". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Polypedates pseudocruciger Das and Ravichandran, 1998". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 

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