Nyctixalus

Nyctixalus is a genus of frogs in the family Rhacophoridae. The common name is Indonesian tree frogs. They can be found in the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, the Philippines, and southern Vietnam. Nyctixalus is the sister taxon of Theloderma.[1] It has also been considered subgenus of Theloderma, but the most recent research treat it as a distinct genus.[1][2]

Nyctixalus
Nycticalus pictus seen on a leaf in Singapore.jpg
Nyctixalus pictus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Rhacophoridae
Subfamily: Rhacophorinae
Genus: Nyctixalus
Boulenger, 1882
Species

3, see text

Synonyms[1]

Hazelia Taylor, 1920
Edwardtayloria Marx, 1975

DescriptionEdit

Nyctixalus are medium-sized frogs with adults being 30–40 mm (1.2–1.6 in) in snout–vent length. Their body and limbs have numerous spiny tubercles. Fingers are free or webbed at base. Vocal sac is always absent.[3]

SpeciesEdit

There are three species in the genus:[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Frost, Darrel R. (2016). "Nyctixalus Boulenger, 1882". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2016). "Theloderma Tschudi, 1838". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  3. ^ Li, Jiatang; Dingqi Rao; Robert W. Murphy; Yaping Zhang (2011). "The systematic status of rhacophorid frogs" (PDF). Asian Herpetological Research. 2: 1–11. doi:10.3724/SP.J.1245.2011.00001. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-11-15.