Buergeria oxycephala (Boulenger, 1900 "1899")

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Buergeriinae > Genus: Buergeria > Species: Buergeria oxycephala

Rhacophorus oxycephalus Boulenger, 1900 "1899", Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1899: 959. Syntypes: BMNH (4 specimens), by original designation. Type locality: "Five-finger Mountains, in the interior of the island", Hainan, China.

Polypedates oxycephalusGee and Boring, 1929, Peking Nat. Hist. Bull., 4: 36, 41; Pope, 1931, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 61: 576.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) oxycephalusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 117.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) buergeri oxycephalusWolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 168.

Rana oxycephalusDeckert, 1938, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1938: 134.

Hylorana oxycephalusDeckert, 1938, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1938: 144.

Rhacophorus oxycephalusTian, Jiang, Wu, Hu, Zhao, and Huang, 1986, Handb. Chinese Amph. Rept.: 64.

Buergeria oxycephalusJiang, Hu, and Zhao, 1987, Acta Herpetol. Sinica, Chengdu, N.S.,, 6 (1): 34; Zhao and Adler, 1993, Herpetol. China: 152; Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 316; Song, Jang, Zou, and Shi, 2002, Herpetol. Sinica, 9: 71.

Rhacophorus (Leptomantis) oxycephalusDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 76.

Rhacohorus oxycephalusHarvey, Pemberton, and Smith, 2002, Herpetol. Monogr., 16: 47, by implication.

English Names

Red-headed Flying Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 114).

Hainan Stream Treefrog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 250).

Distribution

Hilly areas of central and southwestern Hainan Island, China, 80-800 m elevation.

Comment

See account (as Polypedates oxycephalus) by Pope, 1931, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 61: 576-581. Considered a member of Buergeria by Jiang, Hu, and Zhao, 1987, Acta Herpetol. Sinica, Chengdu, N.S.,, 6 (1): 34, Zhao and Adler, 1993, Herpetol. China: 152; and Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 316, who provided an account. Placed in Rhacophorus (Leptomantis) by Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 76, but this has not been followed by authors; see comment under Rhacophorus regarding the status of Leptomantis. Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 250-251, provided a brief account, a map, and figure. Yang and Zhao, 2005, Sichuan J. Zool., 24: 309-311, provided two specific localities and habitat. See illustration, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Buergeria oxycephalus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 516. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 660-664, provided an account and spot map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 423, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Shi, 2011, Amph. Rept. Fauna Hainan: 72-75, provided an account. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 496, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for China.

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