Philautus worcesteri (Stejneger, 1905)

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

Cornufer worcesteri Stejneger, 1905, Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus., 28: 345. Holotype: USNM 34784 by original designation. Type locality: "Mount Apo, 6,0000 feet altitude, Mindanao [Island], Philippine Islands".

Rhacophorus emembranatus Inger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 392. Holotype: FMNH 50684, by original designation. Type locality: "east slope of Mount McKinley, Mindanao, altitude 950 meters", Philippines. Synonymy by Brown, Alcala, and Brown, 1998, J. Herpetol., 32: 131-132.

Philautus emembranatusLiem, 1970, Fieldiana, Zool., 57: 68. Inger IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 528.

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

Philautus worcesteriBrown, Alcala, and Brown, 1998, J. Herpetol., 32: 131.

English Names

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

Distribution

Mountain ranges in Agusan del Norte, Davao, Misamis Occidental, and Zamboanga del Norte provinces, Mindanao, Philippines.

Comment

See account by Brown and Alcala, 1994, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 48: 185-220 (as Philautus emembranatus, and who considered it to be in the Philautus surdus group). Brown, Alcala, and Brown, 1998, J. Herpetol., 32: 131-132, discussed the nomenclature of the species, removing the senior name from the synonymy of Platymantis guentheri, where it had been placed by Inger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 362. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 535.

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