Image: Vampire Flying Frog

Vampire Flying Frog

The Vampire Flying Frog Rhacophorus vampyrus

Photographer:
Jodi J L Rowley
Rights:
© Jodi J L Rowley/Australian Museum
Location:
Vietnam

Notes

A new species of flying frog has been described from the southern highlands of Vietnam. The new species has been given the scientific name Rhacophorus vampyrus, or the Vampire Flying Frog, after the unusual tadpole of the new species. Tadpoles have a pair of “fangs” on the underside of the mouth.

Rowley, JJL, Le, TTD, Tran,TAD, Stuart, BL, & Hoang DH (2010). A new tree frog of the genus Rhacophorus (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 2727: 45–55.
http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2010/f/zt02727p055.pdf

 

 

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