Raorchestes anili (Biju and Bossuyt, 2006)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Raorchestes > Species: Raorchestes anili

Philautus anili Biju and Bossuyt, 2006, Amphibia-Reptilia, 27: 2. Holotype: BNHM 4276, by original designation. Type locality: "at an altitude of 1000 m elevation, from Kalpatta, approximately, 11° 38′ N, 76° 08′ E, in Wayanad district, Kerala, India".

Pseudophilautus aniliLi, Che, Murphy, Zhao, Zhao, Rao, and Zhang, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 53: 519. Provisional change by implication.

Raorchestes aniliBiju, Shouche, Dubois, Dutta, and Bossuyt, 2010, Curr. Sci., Bangalore, 98: 1120, by implication.

English Names

Anil's Bush Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 93).


Known in the Western Ghats from Mananthavady, Sulthanbathery, Kalpetta, and Ponmudi in Kerala, India.


Biju and Bossuyt, 2009, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 155: 374-444 [395], provided an account, distribution map, and discussed relationships, and noted its previous confusion with Raorchestes variabilis and Raorchestes signatus (both as Philautus). A very brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 125. Mathew and Nameer, 2012, J. Threatened Taxa, 4: 3205–3214, reported the species from the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, Palghat District, Kerala, South India, and provided some natural habitat information. Sivaprasad, 2013, Common Amph. Kerala: 166–167, provided a brief account, photograph, and dot map for Kerala, India. 

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