Rhacophorus burmanus (Andersson, 1939)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Rhacophorus > Species: Rhacophorus burmanus

Polypedates (Rhacophorus) dennysii burmana Andersson, 1939 "1938", Ark. Zool., 30(23): 1. Holotype: NHRM 1858, according to Ohler, 2009, Herpetozoa, Wien, 21: 179-182, who redescribed the type. Type locality: "little village of Kambaiti situation in N. East Burma near the border of China in a highland 2,000 m above th sea-level and overgrown with dense bamboo-jungles and primeval forests", Myanmar.

Rhacophorus taronensis Smith, 1940, Rec. Indian Mus., 42: 473. Holotype: BMNH 1940.6.1.39, by original designation. Type locality: "27° 38′ N, 98° 10′ E.... Patsarlamdam", northern Myanmar. Synonymy by Ohler, 2009, Herpetozoa, Wien, 21: 179-182.

Rhacophorus gongshanensis Yang and Su, 1984, Acta Herpetol. Sinica, Chengdu, N.S.,, 3 (3): 51. Holotype: KIZ 810732, by original designation. Type locality: "Pumansao [= Pumanshao], Baoshan County, Yunnan; altitude 1880 m.", China. Synonymy with Rhacophorus taronensis by Wilkinson and Rao, 2004, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 55: 451.

Polypedates gongshanensisFei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 185.

Rhacophorus gongshanensisYang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 213; Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 280.

Rhacophorus burmanus —  Ohler, 2009, Herpetozoa, Wien, 21: 179–182.

English Names

Patsarlamdam Flying Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 114).

Patsarlamdam Flying Frog (Rhacophorus taronensis [no longer recognized]: Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 120).

Yunnan Flying Frog (Rhacophorus gongshanensis [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 113).

Gongshan Treefrog (Rhacophorus gongshanensis [no longer recognized]: Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 280).


Hengduan Mountains, western Yunnan (Gaoshan, Tengchong, and Baoshan counties), China, through northern Myanmar to Nagaland, northeastern India.


Not assigned to subgenus by Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77. Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 213-214, and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 278-280, provided brief accounts (as Rhacophorus gongshanensis). See also brief account (as Rhacophorus gongshanensis) by Zhao and Yang, 1997, Amph. Rept. Hengduan Mountains Region: 129-130. Ao, Bordoloi, and Ohler, 2003, Zoos' Print J., 18: 1117-1125, provided records for Nagaland, northeastern India (as Rhacophorus gongshanensis). Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 113-114, provided a brief account for Yunnan, China. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status (as Polypedates gongshanensis) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 635. Ohler, 2009, Herpetozoa, Wien, 21: 179-182, discussed the original description, redescribed the holotype, and detailed the taxonomic history. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 808-812, provided an account and a spot map for China (as Rhacophorus gongshanensis) and assigned this species to their Rhacophorus omeimontis group. Sen and Mathew, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 285: 127, provided a record from Nagaland, northeastern India (as Polypedates gongshanensis). Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 117-118, provided a brief characterization (as Rhacophorus taronensis) and photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 459, provided a brief account for China (as Rhacophorus gongshanensis) including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 542, provided an account (as Rhacophorus gongshanensis), photographs, and a range map. Sengupta and Ahmed, 2017, Herpetozoa, Wien, 29: 194–198, discussed the range and provided a dot map with explicit localities. 

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