Raorchestes tuberohumerus (Kuramoto and Joshy, 2003)

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

Philautus tuberohumerus Kuramoto and Joshy, 2003, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 22: 55. Holotype: BNHM 4193, by original designation. Type locality: "Kudremukh, Chikumagalur, Karnataka, ca. 940 m in altitude", India.

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

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

English Names

Kudremukh Bush Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 111).

Distribution

Southern India in the Western Ghats region, above the coastal lowlands, of Karnataka (Chikmagalur, Kudremukh-Malleshwaram, Sakleshpur, Kempholay, Mercara, and Someshwar-Agumbae) and Kerala (Muthanga), likely extending into northwestern Tamil Nadu. 

Comment

Most similar to Philautus bombayensis, with which it was previously confused, according to the original publication. Vasudevan, Chaitra, and Aggarwal, 2007, Curr. Sci., Bangalore, 92: 281-282, criticised aspects of the original desciptioni and because of the proximity of type localities implied that this may be found to be a junior synonym of Philautus tinniens. Biju and Bossuyt, 2009, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 155: 374-444 [438-439], 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: 160. Padhye, Jadhav, Sulakhe, and Dahanukar, 2015, J. Threatened Taxa, 7: 7211–7222, discussed sexual dimorphism predicted the range. 

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