By Robert F. Inger

ISBN-10: 9838120162

ISBN-13: 9789838120166

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Pa/(ll"tllwl/li,). : \pccic~ la) eggs 011 the fore~t tloor. \Ihi<"h me inilial1~ guardcd h~ the male (Fig. 11 J. A" thc tadpolc~ hatch. they somehow all:Kh to hi ... had. IFig. an llnknO\\n period of time. ~. until the parenl frog L·n":()Ul1tcr~ a ~llitah1e pool. : pool. The purpo~e of thi .. :rtainl) he. protection ror the lanae. but the conditions that led 10 il~ L·\olutioll an~ not let ulldcr~t()od. 36 ECOLOGY OF BORNEAN FROGS Like other frogs of Southca .. t A .. '> of Homeo are entirely cami\'orou", taking: onl) animals a::.

Temporary rain-filled depressions and flooded rice fields. Only one species. l"S/{IX. is a real climber which perches on tall grasses ami scrubby vegetation. though Rww eryrhmea males are known to perch in 10\\ bu~he~ in some instances. Two species are burrowers-the sticky bullfrogs. Kalol/fa Jlllfchra and Kafou/(I ba/eaTa: the fonm:r i~ frequemly found among the dewJ leavc~ dogging a drain which is being cleaned. RlIIW erylliraea and Fejerrarya callcril·ora rarely 1110\·e more than a i"ew metres from water.

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