Rhacophorus turpes

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Rhacophorus turpes
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Rhacophoridae
Genus: Rhacophorus
Species: R. turpes
Binomial name
Rhacophorus turpes
Smith, 1940[2]

Rhacophorus turpes (common name: Htingnan flying frog) is a species of frog in the Rhacophoridae family endemic to northern Myanmar.[3] Little is known about this species that is only known from the original collection in 1937–1939 by Ronald Kaulback. The type locality, "Htingnan", is within the Hkakabo Razi National Park.[1]


The syntypes, a male and a female, measured 32 mm (1.3 in) and 38 mm (1.5 in) in snout–vent length, respectively. They are pale pinkish-brownish above, with black spots (in the male) or an indistinct darker path (the female). Skin is smooth above but strongly granulate upon the belly and the anal region. Fingers are half-webbed whereas the toes are fully webbed.[2]


  1. ^ a b van Dijk, P.P. & Wogan, G. (2004). "Rhacophorus turpes". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Malcolm A. Smith (1940). "The Amphibians and Reptiles obtained by Mr. Ronald Kaulback in Upper Burma." (PDF). Records of the Indian Museum. 42 (3): 465–486. 
  3. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Rhacophorus turpes Smith, 1940". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 22 August 2015.