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Frankixalus jerdonii (Günther, 1876)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Frankixalus > Species: Frankixalus jerdonii

Polypedates jerdonii Günther, 1876 "1875", Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1875: 571. Syntpes: BMNH (2 specimens), by original designation and Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 81 (and illustrated in pl. 8, fig. 1 of that publication); BMNH 1947.2.7.84 designated lectotype by Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 73. Type locality: "Darjeeling", West Bengal, India.

Rhacophorus jerdoniiBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 80.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) jerdoniiAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 114.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) buergeri jerdoniiWolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 172.

Philautus (Kirtixalus) jerdoniiDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 73.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) jerdoniiDutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 101.

Rhacophorus jerdoniiDas and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 67. Unsubstantiated taxonomic change.

Philautus (Philautus) jerdoniiBossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 25.

Frankixalus jerdonii — Biju, Senevirathne, Garg, Mahony, Kamei, Thomas, Shouche, Raxworthy, Meegaskumbura, and Van Bocxlaer, 2016, PLoS One, 11(1): e0145727

English Names

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

Jerdon's Tree Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 67).

Jerdon's Bush Frog (Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 157; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 101).


West Bengal, Nagaland, Manipur, and Meghalaya in northeastern India; possibly into adjacent Nepal.


Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 175, provided a brief account (based in part on Rhacophorus microdiscus according to Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 101). Sarkar, Biswas, and Ray, 1992, State Fauna Ser., 3: 93, provided a brief account for West Bengal, India. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 101-102, provided taxonomic notes, bibliography, and range. Sarkar and Ray, 2006, In Alfred (ed.), Fauna of Arunachal Pradesh, Part 1: 311, provided a brief report for Arunachal Pradesh (as Rhacophorus jerdonii).

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