Philautus macroscelis (Boulenger, 1896)

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

Rhacophorus macroscelis Boulenger, 1896, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 17: 403. Holotype: BMNH, by original designation. Type locality: "Mount Kina Balu, N. Borneo [= Sabah]".

Philautus spiculatus Smith, 1931, Bull. Raffles Mus., 5: 20. Holotype: BMNH, by original designation. Type locality: "Kenokok, alt. 3,300 feet", Mount Kina Balu, Sabah, Malaysia (Borneo). Synonymy with Rhacophorus everetti (sensu lato) by Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 298-300. Synonymy with Rhacophorus macroscelis implied by Hertwig, Das, Schweizer, Brown, and Haas, 2012, Zool. Scripta, 41: 29-46.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) everettiAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 119.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) macroscelisAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 119.

Philautus spiculosusSmith, 1931, Bull. Raffles Mus., 5: 32. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Rhacophorus spiculatusInger, 1954, J. Washington Acad. Sci., 44: 251.

Rhacophorus everetti macroscelisInger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 385.

Philautus macroscelisHertwig, Das, Schweizer, Brown, and Haas, 2012, Zool. Scripta, 41: 29.

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Borneo in the mountainous area from Gunung Kinabalu National Park in Sabah to Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak, Malaysia, and Brunei, 750-1800 m elevation; possibly to be found in adjacent Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Rhacophorus everetti by Hertwig, Das, Schweizer, Brown, and Haas, 2012, Zool. Scripta, 41: 29-46, where it had been placed by Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 297. Formerly placed as a synonym of Rhacophorus buergeri hosii by Wolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 170. See account for Bornean population (as Rhacophorus everetti macroscelis) by Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 298-300. Malkmus, Manthey, Vogel, Hoffmann, and Kosuch, 2002, Amph. Rept. Mount Kinabalu: 210-212, provided an account as Rhacophorus everetti macroscelis. Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 122-123, to compare this species to other rhacophorids of the Sunda Shelf region (in the sense of including Rhacophorus macroscelis).

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