Rhacophorus maximus

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Rhacophorus maximus
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Rhacophoridae
Genus: Rhacophorus
Species: R. maximus
Binomial name
Rhacophorus maximus
Günther, 1858
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Rhacophorus maximus range.[2][3]

Rhacophorus gigas Jerdon, 1870

Rhacophorus maximus (common names: Nepal flying frog, Günther's tree frog, giant treefrog, and others) is a species of frog in the Rhacophoridae family found in southwestern China (Yunnan, Tibet), northeastern India, Nepal, western Thailand, and northern Vietnam, and possibly in Bangladesh.[4]

Rhacophorus maximus lives in lowland to submontane moist evergreen forests. It lays eggs in foam nests built above pools and ponds. Outside the breeding season it is arboreal and lives high in the canopy. It is not considered threatened by the IUCN.[1]


  1. ^ a b Lu Shunqing; Yang Datong; Fei Liang; van Dijk; P.P., Chan-ard; T., Sengupta; S., Ohler, A. & Bordoloi, S. (2004). "Rhacophorus maximus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  2. ^ IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Conservation International & NatureServe. 2004. Rhacophorus maximus. In: IUCN 2015. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. http://www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 14 July 2015.
  3. ^ National Geophysical Data Center, 1999. Global Land One-kilometer Base Elevation (GLOBE) v.1. Hastings, D. and P.K. Dunbar. National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V52R3PMS [access date: 2015-03-16].
  4. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2013). "Rhacophorus maximus Günther, 1858". Amphibian Species of the World 5.6, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 16 December 2013.