Philautus surdus (Peters, 1863)

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

Polypedates surdus Peters, 1863, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1863: 459. Holotype: ZMB 4920, according to Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 51, who could not locate the specimen. Type locality: "Luzon", Philippines.

Rhacophorus surdusBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 79. Inger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 387.

Philautus williamsi Taylor, 1922, Philipp. J. Sci., 21: 167. Holotype: EHT 356, by original designation; now CAS 62253 according to Slevin and Leviton, 1956, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 28: 537; see discussion by Bossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 42-43, on the possibly confusion of specimens regarded as the holotype. Type locality: "Polillo Island", Philippines. Synonymy by Brown and Alcala, 1994, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 48: 185-220.

Rhacophorus (Philautus) williamsiAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 55, 101.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) surdusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 57, 118.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) buergeri surdusWolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 169.

Rhacophorus lissobrachius Inger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 390. Holotype: FMNH 50683, by original designation. Type locality: "east slope of Mount McKinley, Davao Province, Mindanao, altitude 1340 meters", Philippines. Synonymy by Brown and Alcala, 1994, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 48: 185-220.

Philautus surdusLiem, 1970, Fieldiana, Zool., 57: 68.

Philautus lissobrachiusLiem, 1970, Fieldiana, Zool., 57: 68.

Philautus (Philautus) lissobrachiusDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 72.

Philautus (Philautus) surdusDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 72.

English Names

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

Davao Bubble-nest Frog (Philautus lissobrachius [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 112).

Williams' Bubble-nest Frog (Philautus williamsi [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 113).

Distribution

Bohol, Mindanao, Luzon, and Polillo islands, Philippines, rarely below 650 m elevation.

Comment

See account (as Rhacophorus surdus) by Inger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 387-389, and account by Brown and Alcala, 1994, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 48: 185-220 (who considered it to be in the Philautus surdus group).

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