Species of Thailand

Assam forest frog

Hydrophylax leptoglossus, Edward Drinker Cope, 1868

Hylarana leptoglossa, commonly known as the long-tongued frog, is a species of true frog in the genus Hylarana. It is native to Bangladesh, northeastern India, Myanmar, and western Thailand. It is also known under the common names Cope's frog, Cope's Assam frog, palebrown small frog, and Assam forest frog. It has recently been reported also from Bhutan.

Hylarana leptoglossa live near streams in evergreen forests. They are generally found at moderate elevations, below 500 m in India and between 600 - 700 m in Thailand. Deforestation, fires, and agricultural encroachment can pose threats to this species.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Amphibia
Order
Anura
Family
Ranidae
Genus
Hydrophylax
Species
Hydrophylax leptoglossus

Common names

  • English:
    • Long-tongued frog
    • Cope's Assam frog
    • Cope's frog

Synonyms

  • Hylorana granulosa, John Anderson (1871)
  • Hydrophylax leptoglossa, Edward Drinker Cope (1868)
  • Hylarana leptoglossa, Edward Drinker Cope (1868)
  • Rana leptoglossa, Edward Drinker Cope (1868)
  • Hylorana leptoglossa, Edward Drinker Cope (1868)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Hylarana leptoglossa

Range Map

Distribution map of Assam forest frog, Hydrophylax leptoglossus in Thailand
  • Sangkhla Buri District, Kanchanaburi
Range map of Hydrophylax leptoglossus in Thailand