Rhacophorus pseudomalabaricus

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Rhacophorus pseudomalabaricus
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Rhacophoridae
Genus: Rhacophorus
R. pseudomalabaricus
Binomial name
Rhacophorus pseudomalabaricus
Vasudevan & Dutta, 2000

Rhacophorus pseudomalabaricus (Anaimalai flying frog or false Malabar gliding frog) is a species of frog in the family Rhacophoridae endemic to the Anaimalai Hills of Tamil Nadu and Kerala states, India.[2] It is a type of "flying frog"[3] which can descend aerially, but at angles sharper than 45°.

Its natural habitats are tropical moist montane forests and intermittent freshwater marshes. It is found in the lower canopy and understory of tropical moist evergreen forest, all within about 100 km2 in the Indira Gandhi National Park region of the Western Ghats. It mates on vegetation hanging over temporary pools, where the tadpoles develop. It is severely threatened by habitat loss.[1]


  1. ^ a b S.D. Biju; Sushil Dutta; Karthikeyan Vasudevan; Chelmala Srinivasulu; S.P. Vijayakumar (2004). "Rhacophorus pseudomalabaricus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2004: e.T59016A11869234. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59016A11869234.en. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2013). "Rhacophorus pseudomalabaricus Vasudevan and Dutta, 2000". Amphibian Species of the World 5.6, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-08-03. Retrieved 2011-08-12.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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