Kurixalus odontotarsus (Ye and Fei, 1993)

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

Philautus odontotarsus Ye and Fei In Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 318, 320. Holotype: CIB 57311, by original designation. Type locality: Laiyanghe, Mengla County, altitude 1000 m, Yunnan, China.

Philautus (Philautus) odontotarsusBossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 59.

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

Kurixalus odontotarsusLi, Che, Bain, Zhao, and Zhang, 2008, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 48: 310.

Aquixalus odontotarsusFei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 678.

English Names

Serrate-legged Small Treefrog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 252; Li, Zhao, and Dong, 2010, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 71).

Distribution

Known with any assuredness only from southeastern Yunnan, China; Sepian, Boloven Highlands, Champasak Province, Laos; Lao Cai and Ha Giang provinces, Vietnam, and probably eastern Myanmar. Reported for Guangdong, China. See comment.  

Comment

Similar to Philautus microtympanum according to the original publication. Previously confused with Chinese "Philautus cavirostris" (e.g., Liu and Hu, 1960 "1959", Acta Zool. Sinica, 11: 526-527; Jiang, Hu, and Zhao, 1987, Acta Herpetol. Sinica, Chengdu, N.S.,, 6 (1): 27-42; see Pseudophilautus cavirostris account for discussion of misidentification). See accounts by Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 320; and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 252. Orlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 98, commented on the Vietnamese distribution and suggested that these specimens represent Rhacophorus verrucosus. Bain and Nguyen, 2004, Am. Mus. Novit., 3453: 25-26, provided the record for Ha Giang Province, Vietnam. Teynié, David, Ohler, and Luanglath, 2004, Hamadryad, 29: 37, provided a record and comments for Laos. Yu, Rao, Zhang, and Yang, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 50: 571-579, noted that specimens from the type locality and those from Vietnam clustered in a molecular analysis in different places within Kurixalus. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 678-682, provided an account for China (as Aquixalus odontotarsus) and spot map. Li, Che, Murphy, Zhao, Zhao, Rao, and Zhang, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 53: 520, suggested that the specimen (and tissues) identified as Kurixalus odontotarsus by Delorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2005, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 74: 166, are actually Gracixalus carinense. Yu, Zhang, and Yang, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 56: 942-950, verified the distinctiveness of this species from Kurixalus bisacculus and Kurixalus verrucosus and, on the basis of molecular evidence suggested that populations reported from Xizang, China, should be transferred to Kurixalus verrucosus (see comment under Kurixalus naso). Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 436, provided a brief account for China (under Aquixalus odontotarsus) including photographs of specimens. Li, Zhao, and Dong, 2010, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 71-72, provided an account (as Philautus odontotarsus) for Xizang, China (see comment under Kurixalus naso which suggests this record is suspect). Li, Chen, Li, Lv, and Wang, 2011, Asian Herpetol. Res., Ser. 2, 2: 135, provided photographs of the holotype. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 500–501, provided an account (as Aquixalus odontotarsus), photographs, and a range map for China. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 501, provided an account (as Aquixalus odontotarsus), photographs, and a range map for China.Removed from the synonymy of Kurixalus bisacculus by , where it had been placed by Yu, Zhang, and Yang, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 56: 942–950.  Yu, Rao, Matsui, and Yang, 2017, Sci. Rep. (Nature, London), 7(16124: DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-16309-1): 1–13, redelimited the species and discussed unnamed species currently assigned to this name. Li, 2011, Amph. Rept. Guangdong: 67, provided a brief account for Guangdong, China, and photograph, but this record requires verification.      

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