Philautus similis Van Kampen, 1923

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

Philautus similis Van Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 273. Holotype: RMNH 5066 according to Inger IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 532. Type locality: "Sumatra (Mt. Talamau, 1200 m...)", Indonesia.

Rhacophorus (Philautus) similisAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 55, 102.

Philautus (Philautus) similisBossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 43.

English Names

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


Mount Talakmau, west-central Sumatra, Indonesia, 1200 m elevation.


See identification table by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 122-123, to compare this species to other rhacophorids of the Sunda Shelf region. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 533.

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