Polypedates hecticus Peters, 1863

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Polypedates > Species: Polypedates hecticus

Polypedates hecticus Peters, 1863, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1863: 457. Holotype: ZMB 4921, according to Wolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 184, and Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 51. Holotype lost subsequently, according to Brown and Alcala, 1994, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 48: 202. Type locality: "Loquilocum auf der Insel Samar", Philippines.

Rhacophorus hecticusBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 78.

Polypedates hecticusTaylor, 1920, Philipp. J. Sci., 16: 286. Brown and Alcala, 1994, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 48: 202 (tentative generic assignment).

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) hecticusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 117.

English Names

Samara Flying Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 113).

Distribution

Samar I., Philippines.

Comment

See brief account by Inger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 384-385 (as Rhacophorus hecticus). See account by Brown and Alcala, 1994, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 48: 202, who noted that the status of this species is tentative. Tentatively considered a junior synonym of Polypedates leucomystax by Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 427. Brown, Linkem, Siler, Sukumaran, Esselstyn, Diesmos, Iskandar, Bickford, Evans, McGuire, Grismer, Supriatna, and Andayani, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 57: : 608, suggested that this taxon is only dubiously diagnosable from Polypedates leucomystax.

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