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Rhacophoridae


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(class Amphibia, order Anura)

A family of tropical, arboreal frogs which have webbed feet with an extra cartilaginous element between the last and next to last finger and toe that aids adhesion. Vocal sacs are usually present. Eggs are generally laid in ‘nests’ of leaves or in foam over water. Species include the Asian ‘flying’ frogs, which use their large webbed feet as gliding membranes. There are many species, often brightly coloured. They are found in Africa, Madagascar, and south-east Asia.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.


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