The Rhacophorus Reinwardtii, also known as the black-webbed tree frog, green flying frog, and Reinwardt's tree frog, is a species in the family of Rhacophoridae. Just like *Wallace's Flying Frog and *Malabar Gliding Frog, this is a species that are able to glide from tree to tree because of a membrane that stretches between its fingers.
It is found in China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.
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The Mobula, also known as eagle ray, flying mobula, devil rays, and flying rays, is a family of rays that are able to make leaps from the water. They are found in temperate and tropical waters around the world.
The Flying Fish can make powerful leaps from the water to escape from predators. They are often found in the all the world's oceans, particularly tropical and sub-tropical ones.
The Grey-headed Flying Fox is native to Australia. It has a dark grey body, a light grey head, and a red collar of fur. It is unique among flying foxes because it's fur extends to its ankles. As adults, these bats have a wingspan of 1 metre and the maximum weight is 1 kilogram. It relies on it's eyesight to find food, therefore having larger eyes.
Bats are the only known mammals that are able to have a sustained flight. Here are a few:
Little Brown Bat (Myotis Lucifugus)
Mega Bat/Fruit Bat (Pteropodidae)
Petaurus is a family of six arboreal marsupials. here are all six of them:
Sugar Glider (Petaurus breviceps)
Squirrel Glider (Petaurus norfolcensis)
Biak Glider (Petaurus biacensis)
Mahogany Glider (Petaurus gracilis)
Yellow-Bellied Glider (Petaurus australis)
Northern Glider (Petaurus abidi)
The Sugar Glider is nocturnal gliding possum that is now a popular house pet. It's name is derived from it's prefered foods: sugary nectar and it's ability to glide from tree to tree. It is able to do so because, like most gliding mammals, it has a membrane that stretches from fingers to ankles.
It is found in Australia, New Guinea, some Indonesian Islands, and was introduced to Tasmania.
The Flying Squirrel is a family of 44 squirrels. They are not able to fly like birds, but can glide from tree to tree because of a membrane that stretches from fingers to ankles. They are actually nocturnal, which means that they sleep in the daytime and come out of their nests at night to eat and avoid day-hunting birds.
They are found throughout North America.
The Feathertail Glider, also known as the pygmy gliding possum, pygmy glider, pygmy phalanger, flying phalanger, and flying mouse, is a species of *marsupial that is originally from Australia and is the smallest gliding mammal in the world. It is quite recognisable because of it's long tail shaped like a feather.
The Feathertail Glider is found all around Australia.
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The Flying Tree Snake, also known as the Gliding Snake, is a snake with mild venom that is only dangerous to small animals. It is able to climb trees by using it's ridge scales on it's belly and pushing against the rough bark, which helps it climb vertically up a tree. When it finds a desired elevation and landing spot, it pushes itself away from the tree, sucks in it's abdomen and flares it's ribs out.
The Flying Tree Snake is found throughout Southeast Asia.
The Draco, also known as the flying lizard, gliding lizard, and flying dragon, is a family of lizards that have a membrane stretched across their limbs. With this, they can glide up to 60 metres and only loses around 10 metres in height!
It is found in Southeast Asia.
This, like the Wallace's Flying Frog, is in the family of Rhacophoridae and can glide to the forest floor from the tree tops, where it is normally found. It can only glide up to 9-12 metres, 150 times it's body length.
Rachophoridae is a family of moss frogs, some of them flying. Here are a few:
Chinese Flying Frog (Rhacophorus dennysi)
The magnificent Wallace's Flying Frog, or the Abah River Flying Frog, is found in the Malay Peninsula and western Indonesia. It has large eardrums and horizontal pupils; and orange and black webbed fingers. This, along with fringe of skin stretching between it's limbs, helps it parachute to the forest floor from high in the trees.
These are the coolest and I bet that, like me, you probably didn't know what they were. If you did, I applaud you. Here are some of them:
The Ringed Caecilian (Siphonops annulatus)
Banna Caecilian (Ichthyophis bannanicus)
Mexican Burrowing Caecilian (Dermophis mexicanus)
Salamanders are weird creatures. Here are a few of odd ones:
Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum)
Chinese Giant Salamander (Andrias davidianus)
Common Mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus)
Here are some of the weirdest frogs I've ever seen:
Purple Frog (Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis)
Madagascar Tomato Frog (Dyscophus antongilii)
Ironically, toads are certain frogs that have leathery skin and parotoid glands. Here are a few of them:
Desert Rain Frog (Breviceps macrops)
Common Toad (Bufo Bufo)
Black Rain Frog (Breviceps fuscus)
This is such a big category with so many species beneath it but here are my favorites:
Common Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus collaris)
Southeastern Five-Lined Skink (Plestiodon inexpectatus)
Frill-Necked Lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii)
Turtles are amazing and there are so many of them. Here are three of them:
Pig-nosed Turtle (Carettochelys insculpta)
Loggerhead Musk Turtle (Sternotherus minor)
River Cooter (Pseudemys concinna)
Katie is a very intellectual eleven year old marine biology-geek with a quirky sense of humor, and is a proud American.
Please leave a comment down below on which of your favorite animals I absolutely need to blog about!