Kurixalus baliogaster (Inger, Orlov, and Darevsky, 1999)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Kurixalus > Species: Kurixalus baliogaster

Rhacophorus baliogaster Inger, Orlov, and Darevsky, 1999, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 92: 30. Holotype: FMNH 252839, by original designation. Type locality: "Buon Luoi, An Khe District, Vietnam".

Aquixalus (Aquixalus) baliogasterDelorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2005, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 74: 166.

Kurixalus baliogasterLi, Che, Bain, Zhao, and Zhang, 2008, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 48: 310, by implication.

English Names

Belly-spotted Frog (Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 39).

Distribution

Known from the type locality in the Central Highlands of Vietnam (Buon Luoi, An Khe District), and the Annamite Mountains of adjacent Laos, ca. 1000 m elevation.

Comment

Most similar to Rhacophorus appendiculatus and Rhacophorus verrucosus according to the original publication. Stuart, 1999, in Duckworth et al. (eds.), Wildlife in Lao PDR: 49, reported the species in Laos. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 39, provided specific localities for Vietnam. Orlov, Nguyen, and Ho, 2008, Russ. J. Herpetol., 15: 67-84, provided a photograph (as Rhacophorus baliogaster) and a key to differentiate this species from others in Vietnam. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Rhacophorus baliogaster) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 539.

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