Raorchestes chotta (Biju and Bossuyt, 2009)

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

Philautus chotta Biju and Bossuyt, 2009, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 155: 405. Holotype: BNHS 4427, by original designation. Type locality: "Ponmudi, Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala, India".

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

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

English Names

Small Bush Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 97).


Known only from the type locality (Ponmudi, Kerala, India) in the southern Western Ghats. See comment.


 A brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 132. Sivaprasad, 2013, Common Amph. Kerala: 178–179, provided a brief account, photograph, and dot map for Kerala, India, which includes and undocumented second locality. 

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