Philautus dubius (Boulenger, 1882)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Philautus > Species: Philautus dubius

Ixalus jerdonii Günther, 1876 "1875", Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1875: 575. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.7.86 (formerly 1872.4.17.172) according to Bossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 26 (and illustrated by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: pl. 8, fig. 2). Type locality: "Darjeeling", West Bengal, or "Khasis", Meghalaya, India. Secondary homonym of Polypedates jerdonii Günther, 1875, according to Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 92; Wolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 137-217.

Rhacophorus dubius Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 81. Replacement name for Ixalus jerdonii Günther, 1875.

Rhacophorus (Philautus) dubiusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 55, 93.

Philautus (Kirtixalus) dubiusDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 73.

Philautus jerdoniiSarkar, Biswas, and Ray, 1992, State Fauna Ser., 3: 90.

Rhacophorus dubiusDas and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 66. Undiscussed taxonomic change.

Philautus (Philautus) dubiusBossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 26.

Raorchestes dubius —  Subba, Aravind, and Ravikanth, 2016, Check List, 13(1: 2033): 12, In error. 

English Names

Darjeeling Bubble-nest Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 112).

Boulenger's Tree Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 66; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 98).

Günther's Micro Tree Frog (Rhacophorus jerdonii [no longer recognized]: Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 175).

Distribution

Vicinity of type localities in northeastern India (West Bengal and Meghalaya).

Comment

Resurrected from the synonymy of Philautus jerdonii by Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 73, where it had been placed by Wolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 172. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 172, provided a brief account (as Rhacophorus dubius) and on page 157-158, 216-217 (as Rhacophorus jerdonii). Sarkar, Biswas, and Ray, 1992, State Fauna Ser., 3: 90-91, provided a brief account (as Philautus jerdonii) for West Bengal, India. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 90. Subba, Aravind, and Ravikanth, 2016, Check List, 13(1: 2033): 12, considered the presence of this species (as Raorchestes dubius) in Sikkim, India, to be doubtful.

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