Polypedates macrotis — Dark-eared Treefrog
Also known as:
Brown-striped Treefrog, Baram Whipping Frog, Bongao Treefrog
This medium-sized treefrog is readily identifiable by the dark brown irregular stripe from the back of the eye, across the tympanum, and back past the shoulders.
This was one of the relatively few frog species that I saw both in Peninsular Malaysia and in Borneo.
This one has much less of a mottled pattern, but I'm still reasonably confident that it's the same species.
One can never have too many frogs. Live it up, guys!
I had trouble identifying this one because the distinguishing "dark ear" isn't visible from this angle, and it seemed more strongly patterned than the Polypedates macrotis that I remembered. Fortunately Kurt recognized it, and I now see that its pattern is quite similar to some of the ones I saw at Kubah National Park last year.
- Polypedates macrotis account on AmphibiaWeb
- Polypedates macrotis account on Frogs of Borneo
- Polypedates macrotis account on Ecology Asia
- Polypedates macrotis account on Amphibians & Reptiles of Peninsular Malaysia
- Inger, R. F., Stuebing, R. B., Grafe, T. U., Dehling, J. M. 2017. A Field Guide to the Frogs of Borneo, Third Edition
- Wahab, T. B., Das, I., Min, P. Y., Haas, A. 2014. A Photographic Guide to Frogs of Kubah National Park