The spot leg tree frog E. Hallowell, in 1861, according to the acquisition from the Hong Kong specimens named as new species, genus name Polypedates Pan Tree Frog is a scientific name megacephalus is the meaning of the bulk, so should be from the scientific name literally translated is the largest pan-tree frog, with a characteristicnamed. Japanese scholar, M. Matsui, and other specimens of Taiwan and Borneo in the 1986 inspection, the white-throated tree scientific name change Polypedates megacephalus, but according to the DNA sequence (Zhang Tianyou, 2008) and sounds, Taiwan's white-throated The tree frog populations and different ethnic groups, may be a different species. Therefore, in view of the scientific names and Chinese Popular culture, Polypedates megacephalus once refers to the spot leg tree frogs and white-throated tree. Matsu populations of native species, but do not know the source of Taiwan's ethnic groups, 2006 from the area of Changhua Tianwei introduction to Taichung, Changhua Tianwei groups with exotic species of plants introduced from abroad.
Breeding season is from Feb. to August. They are more active during the heavy rains, congregating in choruses of several hundreds. Males usually call on treetop and vegetation along the banks of still water. Sometimes they call on ground, hiding in vegetation or caves. One female mating with multiple males has been reported. About 400-650 eggs are deposited in a yellowish foamy mass, attached on vegetation or banks near the still water. Embryos in egg masses are easily to suffer death for parasitized by fly larvae. After hatching, larvae fall or wriggle into the water nearby and grow there.
Medium and large, ♂ about 5-6cm, ♀ about 6-8cm, mother frog much larger size than the public frogs
Kiss than the white-throated tree tip, body more slender
Usually the back dark brown markings of X
Inner thigh textured obvious
Tweet time interval (Intercall interval) .207 ± 0.077 (seconds)
Tweet length (Call duration) 0.121 ± 0.014 (seconds)
To frequency (Dominant frequency) 1798 ± 60.3 (Hz)
Can use this app to see nearby spot leg tree frog legs as well as listen to spot tree frogs sound characteristics
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Polypedates megacephalus Meter
2012/11/19 add language and bug fix