Species of Thailand
Giant tree frog
Binomial name: Rhacophorus maximus, Albert Charles Lewis Günther, 1858
Rhacophorus maximus (common names: Nepal flying frog, Günther's tree frog, giant treefrog, and others) is a species of frog in the Rhacophoridae family found in southwestern China (Yunnan, Tibet), northeastern India, Nepal, western Thailand, and northern Vietnam, and possibly in Bangladesh.
Rhacophorus maximus lives in lowland to submontane moist evergreen forests. It lays eggs in foam nests built above pools and ponds. Outside the breeding season it is arboreal and lives high in the canopy. It is not considered threatened by the IUCN.
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Rhacophorus maximus is now synonym of Zhangixalus smaragdinus
- Rhacophorus maximus
- Rhacophorus gigas, Thomas Caverhill Jerdon (1870)
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
Range map of Rhacophorus maximus in Thailand
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