Chiromantis doriae (Boulenger, 1893)

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

Chirixalus doriae Boulenger, 1893, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 2, 13: 341. Syntypes: Original 6 specimens according to Hallermann, 2006, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 103: 139, including MSNG, NHMW 16556 (according to Häupl and Tiedemann, 1978, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 2: 15, and Häupl, Tiedemann, and Grillitsch, 1994, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 9: 19), and BMNH; MSNG 29426A designated lectotype by Capocaccia, 1957, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 3, 69: 217; lectotype now lost according to Hallermann, 2006, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 103: 139. Type locality: "District of the Karin Bia-po" (5 specimens) and "Thao" (1 specimen), Myanmar; data associated with NHMW syntype is "Karin-Gebirge, Burma" Myanmar; restricted to Karin Bia-po by lectotype designation. Hallermann, 2006, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 103: 139, doubted that status of the NHMW specimen and suggested that ZMH A03145 is a syntype.

Philautus doriaeCochran, 1927, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 40: 179, by implication; Pope, 1931, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 61: 582; Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 279; Tian, Jiang, Wu, Hu, Zhao, and Huang, 1986, Handb. Chinese Amph. Rept.: 65.

Rhacophorus (Chirixalus) doriaeAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 56, 105.

Chirixalus doriaeBourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 476, Fei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 181.

Chiromantis doriaeFrost, 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

Doria's Asian Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 111).

Doria's Tree Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 66; Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 89).

Doria's Bush Frog (Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 153; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 88).

Doria's Bushfrog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 144).

Stripe Pigmy Tree Frog (Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 155).

Dorsal-striped Opposite-fingered Treefrog (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 440).


Extreme northeastern India (Arunachal Pradesh), adjacent northeastern Bangladesh and through northern Myanmar, northern Thailand, Laos, southwestern Cambodia, and central and northern Vietnam to Yunnan, Guangdong, and Hainan I., China.


See account by Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 476-477. See also Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 279-281 (as Philautus doriae), and Taylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 537-539 (as Philautus doriae). See Inger, Orlov, and Darevsky, 1999, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 92: 23, for Vietnam record. Tan, 1987, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 1: 12-16, provided evidence from karyology that suggests that at least two species masquerade under this name. Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 262-264, provided a brief account, figure, and map. Orlov, Lathrop, Murphy, and Ho, 2001, Russ. J. Herpetol., 8: 19, listed this species as part of the Vietnam fauna. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 153-154, provided a brief account. Orlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 91, provided a statement of range. See also brief account by Zhao and Yang, 1997, Amph. Rept. Hengduan Mountains Region: 120-121. Reported for southwestern Cambodia by Ohler, Swan, and Daltry, 2002, Raffles Bull. Zool., 50: 465-481. Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 155, provided a brief characterization (as Philautus doriae) and photograph, which Ohler, 2003, Alytes, 21: 101, attributed to Philautus sp. Tan, 1987, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 1: 12-16, reported on striking karyotype variation within the nominal species. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 144-145, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. Teynié, David, Ohler, and Luanglath, 2004, Hamadryad, 29: 35, provided a record and comments for Laos and Stuart, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 478, provided additional records for Laos. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 71, provided relevant literature and noted that the species has not been recollected in India since 1912. Sarkar and Ray, 2006, In Alfred (ed.), Fauna of Arunachal Pradesh, Part 1: 308, provided a brief account (as Philautus doriae) for Arunachal Pradesh. Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 106, provided a brief account for Yunnan, China. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 730-733, provided an account (as Chirixalus doriae) and a spot map for China. Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 88-89, provided a brief characterization and a photograph. Hasan, Mahony, and Kabir, 2010, Herpetol. Rev., 41: 103, provided a record for Bangladesh. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 440-441, provided a brief account (as Chirixalus doriae) for China including photographs of specimens and habitat. Shi, 2011, Amph. Rept. Fauna Hainan: 78-79, provided an account for Hainan. Chan and Yang, 2011, Herpetol. Rev., 42: 384, provided a record for Guangdong, China. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 516–517, provided an account (as Chirixalus doriae), photographs, and a range map for China.

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