Philautus kempii (Annandale, 1912)

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

Megalophrys kempii Annandale, 1912, Rec. Indian Mus., 8: 20. Holotype: ZSIC 17013. Type locality: "Upper Rotung (2,000 ft.)", Arunachal Pradesh, India (region claimed by Xizang, China).

Panophrys kempiiRao and Yang, 1997, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 7: 98-99. Tentative combination. Based on specimens of Xenophrys sp.

Megophrys (Xenophrys) kempiiDubois and Ohler, 1998, Dumerilia, 4: 14. Based on specimens of Xenophrys sp.

Megophrys kempiiFei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 116. Based on specimens of Xenophrys sp.

Xenophrys kempiiOhler, 2003, Alytes, 21: 23, by implication. Based on specimens of Xenophrys sp.

Philautus kempiiDelorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 17.

Aquixalus kempiiFei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 717.

Liuixalus kempii —  Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 512.

English Names

Kemp's Spadefoot Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 86).

Kemp's Horned Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 116).

Kemp's Bush Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 103).

Kemp's Small Treefrog (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 431).

Distribution

Arunachal Pradesh, India, to extreme eastern Xizang, China; possibly in adjacent Myanmar.

Comment

Delorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 17, noted that the type specimen of this nominal species of Xenophrys is a Philautus, Philautus kempii (Annandale, 1912), leaving the Xenophrys taxon without a name, should that taxon actually be distinct from Xenophrys boettgeri, from which it was was considered doubtfully distinct (Annandale, 1917, Mem. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 6: 155) or a synonym (Gorham, 1974, Checklist World Amph.: 42). Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 717-719, provided an account for China and a spot map, and implied its inclusion in what is currently referred to as Theloderma (DRF). Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 431, provided a brief account (as Aquixalus kempii). Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 512, provided an account (as Liuixalus kempii), photographs, and a range map for China.

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