Samkos bush frog

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Samkos bush frog
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Suborder: Neobatrachia
Family: Rhacophoridae
Genus: Chiromantis
Species: C. samkosensis
Binomial name
Chiromantis samkosensis
Grismer et al., 2007[2]

The Samkos bush frog, Chiromantis samkosensis, is a moss frog found in Cambodia in the Cardamom Mountains. It was first described in 2007.[2][3]


The Samkos bush frog is relatively small, around 25 mm (0.98 in) in snout-to-vent length.[4] It has a smooth body and translucent skin; its blood is externally visible. It has green-colored blood and turquoise-hued bones, a result of a pigment in waste products, biliverdin.[5]


The species is found in the jungle terrain of the Cardamom Mountains in southwestern Cambodia.[4] It was found in Pursat Province in the Phnom Samkos area at 500 metres (1,600 ft) above sea level.

Conservation status[edit]

C. samkosensis is listed as "vulnerable" by the IUCN.[1] Human expansion threatens the species, notably via a new, wide, graded road through the middle of the type locality.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c
  2. ^ a b Lee Grismer, L.; Thy, Neang; Chav, Thou; Holden, Jeremy (2007). "A new species of Chiromantis Peters 1854 (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Phnom Samkos in the Northwestern Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia". Herpetologica. 63 (3): 392–400. doi:10.1655/0018-0831(2007)63[392:ANSOCP]2.0.CO;2. 
  3. ^ Smith, Lewis (2008-12-18). "Greenblooded frog makes first appearance for scientists". The Times. London. Retrieved 2010-04-28. 
  4. ^ a b
  5. ^ Thompson, Christian (2008-12-15). "First Contact in the Greater Mekong" (pdf). World Wildlife Fund. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 

External links[edit]

Data related to Samkos bush frog at Wikispecies