Kurixalus bisacculus (Taylor, 1962)

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

Rhacophorus bisacculus Taylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 494. Holotype: EHT-HMS 34960, by original designation; now FMNH 178202 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 65. Type locality: "Phu Kading, Loei Province, at an elevation of 3800 ft.", Thailand.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) bisacculusDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77.

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

Rhacophorus hainanus Zhao, Wang, and Shi In Zhao, Wang, Shi, Wu, and Zhao, 2005, Sichuan J. Zool., 24: 297. Holotype: HAINNU A0229, by original designation. Type locality: "Mt. Diaoluo, Lingshui Co., Hainan Prov., altitude 710 meters", China. Synonymy by Yu, Zhang, and Yang, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 56: 942–950.

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

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

Aquixalus hainanusFei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 692. See comment under Philautus.

English Names

Loei Flying Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 113).

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

Green-limbed Tree Frog (Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 144).

Phu Kradung Tree Frog (Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 144).

Taylor's Treefrog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 154).

Hainan Small Treefrog (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 428).

Distribution

East-central Thailand through southern Yunnan to southern Guangdong and montane Hainan Island, China, and montane northern Laos and Vietnam. 

Comment

In the Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) appendiculatus group of Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77. Closely related to Rhacophorus appendiculatus and Rhacophorus chaseni (= Rhacophorus appendiculatus chaseni), according to the original publication. Indian record by Kiyasetuo and Khare, 1987, J. Assam Sci. Soc., 29: 16-19. See comment under Rhacophorus verrucosus and discussion by Inger, Orlov, and Darevsky, 1999, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 92: 39-40, who noted considerable confusion in the application of this name. Ohler, Swan, and Daltry, 2002, Raffles Bull. Zool., 50: 477, reported this species from the Cardamon Mountains of Cambodia. Stuart, 1999, in Duckworth et al. (eds.), Wildlife in Lao PDR: 49, reported the species in Laos. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 154-155, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. Ao, Bordoloi, and Ohler, 2003, Zoos' Print J., 18: 1117-1125, discussed and rejected the record for Nagaland, northeastern India. Stuart and Emmett, 2006, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 109: 11-12, provided records for the Cadamom Mountains, southwestern Cambodia. Nominal Kurixalus hainanus was considered the sister taxon of Kurixalus odontotarsus according to Li, Che, Bain, Zhao, and Zhang, 2008, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 48: 302-312. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 692-695, provided an account (as Aquixalus hainanus) for China and spot map. Yu, Zhang, and Yang, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 56: 942-950, regarded Kurixalus hainanus as a junior synonym on the basis of molecular evidence. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 428, provided a brief account (as Aquixalus hainanus) for China including photographs of specimens and habitat. Shi, 2011, Amph. Rept. Fauna Hainan: 61-64, provided an account for Hainan (as Rhacophorus hainanus). Luu, Le, Do, Hoang, Nguyen, Bonkowski, and Ziegler, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 51–58, provided a record for Thuong Tien Nature Reserve, Hoa Binh Province, Vietnam. Pham, An, Herbst, Bonkowski, Ziegler, and Nguyen, 2017, Bonn Zool. Bull., 66: 37–53, provided records for Cao Bang Province, Vietnam, along with observatons on morphology and natural history. 

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