Wallace’s flying frog Rhacophorus nigropalmatus Boulenger, 1895
The Wallace’s flying frog (Rhacophorus nigropalmatus) is a species from the genus of the shrub frog family (Rhacophoridae). With the help of the webs between its toes, it can fly a distance of up to 20 meters. It is named after the British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace, who explored the Malay Archipelago around the middle of the 19th century and sent the first specimens of this flying frog to Europe.
In Borneo, Rhacophorus nigropalmatus typically lives in the tropical rainforest. It is not uncommon in primary forests, although it is usually only seen when it leaves the higher layers of the treetops. This is for the purpose of mating and egg laying.