Gracixalus medogensis (Ye and Hu, 1984)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Gracixalus > Species: Gracixalus medogensis

Philautus medogensis Ye and Hu, 1984, Acta Herpetol. Sinica, Chengdu, N.S.,, 3 (4): 67, 69. Holotype: CIB 73II0051, by original designation. Type locality: "Medog County, Xizang Autonomous Region [= Tibet], altitude 1,500 m", China; given as "Xigonghu, Motuo, Xizang, China" by Li, Chen, Li, Lv, and Wang, 2011, Asian Herpetol. Res., Ser. 2, 2: 132.

Philautus (Philautus) medogensisBossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 55.

Aquixalus medogensisFei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 686.

Gracixalus medogensisLi, Che, Murphy, Zhao, Zhao, Rao, and Zhang, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 53: 520.

English Names

Medog Bubble-nest Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 112; Li, Zhao, and Dong, 2010, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 70).

Medog Small Treefrog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 254).

Distribution

Known only from the type locality (Medog County, Xizang, China); presumably to be found in adjacent Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India.

Comment

Related to Philautus jinxiuensis according to original publication. See accounts by Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 319; and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 254-255. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 686-688, provided an account (as Aquixalus medogensis) for China, illustration of the holotype, and spot map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 432, provided a brief account (as Aquixalus medogensis). Li, Zhao, and Dong, 2010, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 70-71, provided an account (as Philautus medogensis) for Xizang, China. Li, Chen, Li, Lv, and Wang, 2011, Asian Herpetol. Res., Ser. 2, 2: 136, provided photographs of the holotype. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 509, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for China.

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