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Amphibians of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Cinnamon treefrog

In Thai: ปาดป่าจุดขาว

Binomial name: Nyctixalus pictus, Wilhelm Peters, 1871

Nyctixalus pictus or the Cinnamon Frog is a species of frog in the Rhacophoridae family.

Description

It grows to about 35 mm in size, is brown or reddish brown with white to yellow spots on the body. Their finger and toe tips are dilated and are known to breed in phytotelms (tree holes having water) and tadpoles drop into water.

Arboreal in nature, they are often found on shrubs and lower tree canopy in primary and secondary forests.

Distribution

Subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests form the natural habitat. This species is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the

Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand up to elevations of 1650 m above sea level.

In Singapore, sizable populations are found in Bukit Timah and Central Catchment nature reserves.

They are however, threatened by habitat loss due to clearing forests for agriculture and logging.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Amphibia
Order
Anura
Family
Rhacophoridae
Genus
Nyctixalus
Species
Nyctixalus pictus

Common names

  • English:
    • Cinnamon tree frog
    • Cinnamon frog
    • Painted Indonesian tree frog
    • White-spotted tree frog
  • Thai: ปาดป่าจุดขาว

Synonyms

  • Theloderma pictum, Wilhelm Peters (1871)
  • Ixalus pictus, Wilhelm Peters (1871)
  • Nyctixalus pictus, Wilhelm Peters (1871)

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Photos

Nyctixalus pictus
Nyctixalus pictus
Nyctixalus pictus

Range Map

Distribution map of Cinnamon treefrog, Nyctixalus pictus in Thailand
Range map of Nyctixalus pictus in Thailand