Gracixalus sapaensis Matsui, Ohler, Eto, and Nguyen, 2017

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

Gracixalus sapaensis Matsui, Ohler, Eto, and Nguyen, 2017, Alytes, 33: 28. Holotype: MNHNP 1999. 5961, by original designation. Type locality: "Fan Si Pan (Phan Xi Păng) mountains, Hoang Lien Nature Reserve, Sa Pa District, Lao Cai Province, Vietnam (1250 m a.s.l.)". urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:715AEB13-A80A-489D-A699-44BA34CD2BCD 

Distribution

Known from northwestern Vietnam in Lai Chau (Phon Tho and Tam Duong), Lao Cai (Sa Pa, and Bat Xat), and Dak Lak (Chu Yang Sin)., 1250 to 2340 m elevation. 

Comment

The records of this species in Vietnam were previously predominantly assigned to Gracixalus carinensis. See account (as Philautus carinensis) by Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 468-469 . Orlov, Lathrop, Murphy, and Ho, 2001, Russ. J. Herpetol., 8: 19, listed Kurixalus carinensis as part of the Vietnam fauna.  Orlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 93, provided the Vietnam component of the range statement, as Kurxalus carinensis. See photograph in Orlov, Ho, and Nguyen, 2004, Russ. J. Herpetol., 11: 61, as Kurixalus carinensis.  Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 34, provided specific localities for Vietnam, as Kurixalus carinensis

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