Chiromantis shyamrupus (Chanda and Ghosh, 1989)

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

Philautus shyamrupus Chanda and Ghosh, 1989, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 86: 215. Holotype: ZSIC A 7944 (formerly ZSI-KZ 313). Type locality: "Hornbill, Namdapha Tiger Reserve and proposed Biosphere Rserve, Arunachal Pradesh", India.

Chirixalus shyamrupusBossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 58.

Chiromantis shyamrupusFrost, 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

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

Shyamrup's Bush Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 67; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 89; Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 91).


Known only from the type locality (Namdapha Biosphere Reserve, Arunachal Pradesh, India).


See Dubois, 1999, J. South Asian Nat. Hist., 4: 7, for correction of statements in the literature regarding this species as well as the suggestion that this taxon might not be a member of Philautus. Bossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 58, made the transfer with additional comments on the taxonomic position of this species. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 167-168, and Sarkar and Ray, 2006, In Alfred (ed.), Fauna of Arunachal Pradesh, Part 1: 302, provided brief accounts (as Philautus shyamrupus). Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 91-92, provided a brief characterization and a photograph.

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