Polypedates insularis Das, 1995

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

Polypedates insularis Das, 1995, Hamadryad, 20: 20. Holotype: ZSIC A8731, by original designation. Type locality: "circa 2 km E mouth of Galathea River, Galathea National Park, Great Nicobar India".

English Names

Nicobarese Tree Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 67; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 112).


Great Nicobar Island, India, below 500 m elevation.


Most similar to Polypedates leucomystax according to the original publication. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 199-200, provided a brief account. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 93, provided systematic notes, access to literature, and range, and noted that records of Polypedates leucomystax from the Nicobars are based on this species. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 537.

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