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Scientific classification StauroisStaurois_header_cell_0_1_0
Kingdom:Staurois_cell_0_2_0 AnimaliaStaurois_cell_0_2_1
Phylum:Staurois_cell_0_3_0 ChordataStaurois_cell_0_3_1
Class:Staurois_cell_0_4_0 AmphibiaStaurois_cell_0_4_1
Order:Staurois_cell_0_5_0 AnuraStaurois_cell_0_5_1
Family:Staurois_cell_0_6_0 RanidaeStaurois_cell_0_6_1
Genus:Staurois_cell_0_7_0 Staurois

Cope, 1865Staurois_cell_0_7_1


Staurois is a small genus of minuscule true frogs. Staurois_sentence_0

Most species in the genus are restricted to Borneo, but two species are from the Philippines. Staurois_sentence_1

This genus is a quite ancient member of the true frog family, Ranidae. Staurois_sentence_2

They are typically found in or near rapidly flowing, small rocky streams, and are sometimes known as splash frogs or foot-flagging frogs. Staurois_sentence_3

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. Staurois_sentence_4

Similar behavior has also been documented in other frog genera, notably Hylodes and Micrixalus. Staurois_sentence_5

Species Staurois_section_0

The six currently recognized species in the genus are: Staurois_sentence_6


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