Common name: Hong Kong Whipping Frog
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Native Range: Polypedates megacephalus occurs from Nepal through Southeast Asia and continental China to Taiwan (Matsui et al., 1986).
Interactive maps: Point Distribution Maps
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Table 1. States with nonindigenous occurrences, the earliest and latest observations in each state, and the tally and names of HUCs with observations†. Names and dates are hyperlinked to their relevant specimen records. The list of references for all nonindigenous occurrences of Polypedates megacephalus are found here.
Table last updated 5/25/2018
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: Unknown.
Impact of Introduction: Unknown.
References: (click for full references)
Christy, M.T., C.S. Clark, D.E. Gee II, D. Vice, D.S. Vice, M.P. Warner, C.L. Tyrrell, G.H. Rodda, and J.A. Savidge. 2007. Recent Records of Alien Anurans on the Pacific Island of Guam. Pacific Science 61(4):469-483.
Matsui, M., T. Seto, and T. Utsunomiya. 1986. Acoustic and karyotypic evidence for specific separation of Polypedates megacephalus from P. leucomystax. Journal of Herpetology 20(4):483-489.
Revision Date: 8/17/2015
Powell, R.S., 2018, Polypedates megacephalus Hallowell, 1861: U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?speciesID=2889, Revision Date: 8/17/2015, Access Date: 7/19/2018
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