Chou, Lau, and Chan, 2007
Rhacophorus yinggelingensis (Yinggeling treefrog) is a species of frog in the family Rhacophoridae endemic to Hainan Island, China. Its specific name refers to the type locality, Yinggeling (Chinese: 鹦哥岭; pinyin: yīng gē lǐng), a mountain range in central Hainan.
Rhacophorus yinggelingensis is a medium-sized treefrog with a green body with some white spots. Its snout-vent length is about 43 mm (1.7 in).
Rhacophorus yinggelingensis is currently only known from the Yinggeling mountain range in central Hainan at altitudes between 1,300 and 1,550 m (4,270 and 5,090 ft). It appears to be a montane species restricted to primary rain forest. It breeds in rainwater pools, which are rare in its mountainous habitat.
The species occurs within the Yinggeling Nature Reserve. The high-altitude montane habitat is relatively undisturbed, but the species is rare and the total area of the habitat is small. IUCN considers Rhacophorus yinggelingensis as "vulnerable". Survey of the reserve has put the estimated total population size at around 3000 frogs.
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- Liao, Chang-Le; Wang He-Sheng; Huang Juan; Wang Hui-Ying (2013). "Field survey on population size and distribution of Rhacophorus yinggelingensis in Yinggeling Nature Reserve". Chinese Journal of Zoology (in Chinese and English). 48 (3): 377–381.