Raorchestes resplendens Biju, Shouche, Dubois, Dutta, and Bossuyt, 2010

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

Raorchestes resplendens Biju, Shouche, Dubois, Dutta, and Bossuyt, 2010, Curr. Sci., Bangalore, 98: 1121. Holotype: BNHS 4087, by original designation. Type locality: "at an altitude of 2695 m asl, at Anamudi summit, 10° 10′ N 77° 05 ′E, Idukki District, Eravikulam National Park, Kerala, India".

English Names

Resplendent Bush Frog (original publication).


Known from the type locality (Anamudi Summit, 2695 m elevation, Idukki District, and and 20 km to the northeast in the Poovar region of Eravikulam National Park, at 2522 m elevation, both localities in Kerala, India. 


 A brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 153. Josph, Mathew, and Nameer, 2012, J. Threatened Taxa, 4: 3082–3084, provided a second locality for the species. Sivaprasad, 2013, Common Amph. Kerala: 204–205, provided a brief account, photograph, and dot map for Kerala, India. 

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