Raorchestes dubois (Biju and Bossuyt, 2006)

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

Philautus dubois Biju and Bossuyt, 2006, Amphibia-Reptilia, 27: 5. Holotype: BNHM 4281, by original designation. Type locality: "at an altitude of 1900 m elevation, from Kodaikanal, 10° 13′ N, 77° 29′ E, in Dindigal Anna district, Tamil Nadu, India". Species name is a noun in apposition.

Philautus duboisiFrost, 2007, Amph. Spec. World, vers. 5.0. Error for Philautus duboisi.

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

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

English Names

Koadaikanal Bush Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 98).


Known only from the southern Western Ghats in the vicinity of the type locality (Kodaikanal), Tamil Nadu and adjacent Kerala, India, 1900–2300 m elevation.


See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 521. Biju and Bossuyt, 2009, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 155: 411-413, provided an account, distribution map, and discussed relationships. A brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 136. Sivaprasad, 2013, Common Amph. Kerala: 182–183, provided a brief account, photograph, and dot map for Kerala, India. 

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