Rhacophorus dugritei (David, 1872)

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

Polypedates dugritei David, 1872 "1871", Nouv. Arch. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, 7: 95. Syntypes: Not stated. According to museum records, renumbered and renumbered MNHNP 0.5563-64 ("Chine", also a syntype of Polypedates davidi), 1994.2361-63 ("Chine", also a syntype of Polypedates davidi), and 1994.2640-42 ("Chine", also a syntype of Polypedates davidi). Type locality: "rochers humides des torrents de Moupin" = Mouping [=Baoxing County], Sichuan Province, China.

Polypedates davidi Sauvage, 1877, Bull. Soc. Philomath., Paris, Ser. 7, 1: 117. Syntypes: MNHNP 5563-64, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 51. According to museum records, renumbered and renumbered MNHNP 0.5563-64 ("Chine", also a syntype of Polypedates dugritei), 1994.2361-63 ("Chine", also a syntype of Polypedates dugritei), and 1994.2640-42 ("Chine", also a syntype of Polypedates dugritei). Type locality: "les montagnes boisées et humides du Moupin, au-dessus de 1000 mètres d'altitude", Baoxing County, Sichuan Province, China. Synonymy by Liu, 1950, Fieldiana, Zool. Mem., 2: 370. An objective synonym of Polypedates dugritei through the shared syntypes.

Rhacophorus davidiBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 83.

Hyla monticola Barbour, 1912, Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool., 40: 127. Holotype: MCZ 2553, by original designation. Type locality: "Washan [= Mount Wa], western Szechwan [= Sichuan Province], China. Altitude 10,500 feet". Synonymy by Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 265, and Pope and Boring, 1940, Peking Nat. Hist. Bull., 15: 70. Junior primary homonym of Hyla punctariola monticola Cope, 1876 "1875".

Hyla bambusicola Barbour, 1920, Copeia, 87: 98. Replacement name for Hyla monticola Barbour, 1912.

Rhacophorus pleurostictus batangensis Vogt, 1924, Zool. Anz., 60: 341. Syntypes: ZMB (19 specimens) according to XXX. Type locality: "Batang [County], Osttibet [actually Sichuan] nahe Takiang, Oberlauf des Jangtze", China. Synonymy by Liu, 1950, Fieldiana, Zool. Mem., 2: 373, and Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 265.

Rhacophorus batangensisAhl, 1927, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1927: 43.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) batangensisAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 115.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) davidiAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 114.

Polypedates bambusicolaPope, 1931, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 61: 462, by implication.

Rhacophorus schlegelii davidiWolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 195.

Rhacophorus schlegelii batangensisWolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 196.

Rhacophorus dugriteiLiu, 1950, Fieldiana, Zool. Mem., 2: 370.

Polypedates dugriteiLiem, 1970, Fieldiana, Zool., 57: 98.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) dugriteiDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77.

Polypedates dugriteiFei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 184.

Rhacophorus dugriteiRao, Wilkinson, and Liu, 2006, Zootaxa, 1258: 17, by implication.

English Names

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

Baoxing Treefrog (Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 216).

Dugrite's Whipping Frog (Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 37).

Distribution

Isolated populations in southwestern China (soutwestern Hubei, central Sichuan, western Sichuan near the Xizang border, and southwestern Yunnan) to the Laos and Myanmar borders (within neither this species has been recorded, although it likely occurs there), and adjacent northern Vietnam (Lao Cai province).

Comment

In the Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) dugritei group of Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77; see comment under Rhacophorus for dissenting opinion regarding the recognition of this group. See accounts by Liu, 1950, Fieldiana, Zool. Mem., 2: 370-373; Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 201-203; and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 286-287. Orlov, Lathrop, Murphy, and Ho, 2001, Russ. J. Herpetol., 8: 20-25, provided an account for the Vietnam population and noted that Polypedates puerensis and Polypedates zhaojuensis were possibly conspecific (see comment under Rhacophorus hui). Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 216-217, provided a brief account and illustration (as Rhacophorus dugritei). See also brief account by Zhao and Yang, 1997, Amph. Rept. Hengduan Mountains Region: 122-123. Bain and Nguyen, 2004, Am. Mus. Novit., 3453: 27-32, provided the record for Ha Giang Province, Vietnam, and noted the likelihood that this is actually a complex of species. Orlov, Nguyen, and Ho, 2008, Russ. J. Herpetol., 15: 67-84, provided a photograph and a key to differentiate this species from others in Vietnam. Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 107-108, provided a brief account for Yunnan, China. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 843-850, provided an account, spot map, and considered this species a member of their Rhacophorus dugritei group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 456-457, provided a brief account for China including photographs of specimens and habitat. In the Rhacophorus dugritei group of Li, Liu, Chen, Wu, Murphy, Zhao, Wang, and Zhang, 2012, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 165: 143-162. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 539-540, provided an account, photographs, and a range map. 

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