Rhacophorus calcadensis Ahl, 1927

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

Rhacophorus beddomii Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 469. Holotype: BMNH, by original designation. Biju, Kamei, Mahony, Thomas, Garg, Sircar, and Suyesh, 2013, Zootaxa, 3636: 264, noted the registration of the holotype to be BMNH 1947.2.843. Type locality: "Calcad [= Kalakkad] Hills, Tinnevelly [=Tirunelvelly] (3000 feet)", Tamil Nadu, India. Junior secondary homonym of Ixalus beddomi Günther, 1876 "1875".

Rhacophorus calcadensis Ahl, 1927, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1927: 46. Replacement name for Rhacophorus beddomi Boulenger, 1882.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) calcadensisAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 167; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77.

English Names

Langbian Flying Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 113).

Kalakkad Tree Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 67; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 117).

Distribution

Southern Western Ghats in Kerala (Agasthyamala Hills, Anamallai Hillis, and Munnar) and Tamil Nadu (Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve and Indira Gandhi National Park), India, 200-1400 m elevation.

Comment

In the Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) malabaricus group of Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77; see comment under Rhacophorus for dissenting opinion regarding the recognition of this group. Biju, 2001, Occas. Publ. Indian Soc. Conserv. Biol., 1: 19, provided the range. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 172, 221, provided a brief account. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 539. Biju, Kamei, Mahony, Thomas, Garg, Sircar, and Suyesh, 2013, Zootaxa, 3636: 257–289, discussed range and color pattern variation, redescribed the holotype, and rediagnosed the taxon. A brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 162. 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 habitat information. Sivaprasad, 2013, Common Amph. Kerala: 212–213, provided a brief account, photograph, and dot map for Kerala, India. 

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