Raorchestes jayarami (Biju and Bossuyt, 2009)

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

Philautus jayarami Biju and Bossuyt, 2009, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 155: 416. Holotype: BNHS 4459, by original designation. Type locality: "Valparai, Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu, India".

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

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

English Names

Jayaram's Bush Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 101).

Distribution

Known only within 10 km of the type locality (Valparai, Tamil Nadu) and from the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve (above 1000 m elevation in the Palghat District, Kerala), South India, and provided some natural habitat information.

Comment

 A brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 141. 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 history data. Sivaprasad, 2013, Common Amph. Kerala: 188–189, provided a brief account, photograph, and dot map for Kerala, India. 

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