Polypedates otilophus — File-eared Treefrog
Some other names for this species:
Borneo Eared Frog, Bony Headed Flying Frog
After the Harlequin Flying Frogs, these large and bizarre-looking treefrogs were the second most numerous frogs at Kubah's famous Frog Pond when I visited it.
On my second night at Kubah's Frog Pond I photographed a couple more of these. I just now realized that this frog is the same individual as the last of the three photos from the previous night. Note the small scar on its right side, and the black-and-white pattern in the groin. I think I'll name this one "Old Faithful".
Here's a pair in the process of depositing eggs into the foam nest they just built above a pond. When the tadpoles hatch, they fall into the water below and begin the life aquatic.
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- 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