Chiromantis cherrapunjiae (Roonwal and Kripalani, 1966)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Chiromantis > Species: Chiromantis cherrapunjiae

Philautus cherrapunjiae Roonwal and Kripalani, 1966 "1961", Rec. Indian Mus., 59: 326. Holotype: ZSIC 20806, by original designation. Type locality: "vicinity of the Circuit House near Cherrapunji . . . . (Khasi-Jaintia Hills District, Assam), Lat. 25° 15′ N, and Long. 91° 44′ E, altitude above mean sea level 4369 ft. or ca. 1330 metres", India.

Chirixalus cherrapunjiaeBossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 53.

Chiromantis cherrapunjiaeFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 367.

English Names

Cherrapunji Bubble-nest Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 112).

Cherrapunji Bush Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 66; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 88).

Cherrapunjee Bush Frog (Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 89).


Khasi Hills of Meghalaya, and Namdapha Biosphere Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India.


Dubois, 1999, J. South Asian Nat. Hist., 4: 8, noted that this taxon cannot be a member of Philautus because it was reported in the original publication as having a free tadpole. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 152, provided a brief account. Likely be a member of Rhacophorus according to Wilkinson, Win, Thin, Lwin, Shein, and Tun, 2003, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 54: 17-23. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 76, provided relevant literature and range. Sarkar and Ray, 2006, In Alfred (ed.), Fauna of Arunachal Pradesh, Part 1: 307-308, provided a brief account for Arunachal Pradesh. Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 88, provided a brief characterization and a photograph and included Assam within the range.

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