|Scientific classification Staurois|
This genus is a quite ancient member of the true frog family, Ranidae.
They are typically found in or near rapidly flowing, small rocky streams, and are sometimes known as splash frogs or foot-flagging frogs.
The latter name refers to their unusual behavior of conspicuously waving their hindlegs and feet, as a way of signalling other members of the species.
The six currently recognized species in the genus are:
- Staurois guttatus (Günther, 1858) - Borneo; formerly included in S. natator
- Staurois latopalmatus (Boulenger, 1887) - Borneo
- Staurois natator (Günther, 1858) - Philippines
- Staurois nubilus (Mocquard, 1890) - Philippines; formerly included in S. natator
- Staurois parvus Inger & Haile, 1960 - Borneo; sometimes included in S. tuberilinguis
- Staurois tuberilinguis Boulenger, 1918 - Borneo
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