Polypedates taeniatus (Boulenger, 1906)

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

Rhacophorus taeniatus Boulenger, 1906, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Ser. 2, 2: 385. Syntypes: ZSIC (1 specimen) and BMNH 1947.2.26.57; BMNH 1947.2.26.57 designated lectotype by Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 79. Type locality: "Purneah, Bengal [Bihar]", India.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) taeniatusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 108; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77.

Polypedates taeniatusAnders, Diener, and Schleich, 1998, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Contr. Herpetol. S. Asia Nepal India, 4: XXX; Anders, 2002, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Amph. Rept. Nepal: 330.

English Names

Bengal Whipping Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 113; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 116; Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 108).

Bengal Whipping Tree Frog (Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 108).

Terai Tree Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 67; Schleich, Anders, and Kästle, 2002, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Amph. Rept. Nepal: 80).

Distribution

Bengal region (Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, India and Bangladesh) to Assam and southern Nepal.

Comment

In the Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) leucomystax group of Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77; see comment under Polypedates. See account by Anders, Diener, and Schleich, 1998, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Contr. Herpetol. S. Asia Nepal India, 4: 73-86. See Ahmed and Dutta, 2000, Hamadryad, 25: 49-50, for discussion of distribution. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 181, 221-222 , provided a brief account (as Rhacophorus taeniatus). Anders, 2002, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Amph. Rept. Nepal: 330-334, provided an account, figure, and map for the Nepal population. Hegde, Roy, and Lal, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, 109: 111-112, briefly discussed the range in India. Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 108, provided a brief characterization and photograph. See Shah and Tiwari, 2004, Herpetofauna Nepal: 80, for brief account.  Das, Basu, Converse, and Choudhury, 2012, J. Threatened Taxa, 4: 2556–2557, reported on calling sites. 

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