Rhacophorus feae Boulenger, 1893

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

Rhacophorus feae Boulenger, 1893, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 2, 13: 338. Syntypes: (3 specimens) MSNG 29415, BMNH 93.10.9.24 , and ZMH A04063 (according to Hallermann, 2006, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 103: 140); MSNG 29415 designated lectotype by Capocaccia, 1957, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 3, 69: 216. Type locality: "Thao", northern Myanmar.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) feaeAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 157; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77.

Rhacophorus nigropalmatus feaeWolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 202.

Rhacophorus feaeLiu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 261; Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 321; Tian, Jiang, Wu, Hu, Zhao, and Huang, 1986, Handb. Chinese Amph. Rept.: 64.

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

English Names

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

Brown-folded Treefrog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 276).

Fea's Treefrog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 158).

Distribution

Myanmar through northern Thailand and northern Laos to the northern and central highlands of Vietnam, and limited border areas of southwestern Yunnan, China.

Comment

Discussed by Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 439-441, as Rhacophorus nigropalmatus feae. See Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 261-262. Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 203-205; and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 276-277, provided accounts. Removed from the synonymy of Rhacophorus nigropalmatus by Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 321. In the Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) dennysii group of Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77; see comment under Rhacophorus for dissenting opinion regarding the recognition of this group. Orlov, Lathrop, Murphy, and Ho, 2001, Russ. J. Herpetol., 8: 32-35, provided an account of the Vietnam population and discussed its close similarity to Rhacophorus dennysi. Orlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 96, commented on the Vietnamese distribution. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 158-159, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 37, provided specific localities for Vietnam. Stuart, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 478, provided a record for Phongsaly Province, Laos. 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: 108-109, provided a brief account for Yunnan, China. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 795-799, provided an account and a spot map for China and assigned this species to their Rhacophorus maximus group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 458, provided a brief account for China including photographs of specimens. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 541, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for China. A record for Thuong Tien Nature Reserve, Hoa Binh Province, in northern Vietnam, reported by Luu, Le, Do, Hoang, Nguyen, Bonkowski, and Ziegler, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 51–58.  Ziegler, Tran, Nguyen, Perl, Wirk, Kulisch, Lehmann, Rauhaus, Nguyen, Lê, and Vu, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 185–201, provided a record for Ha Giang Province, Vietnam, and briefly discussed the range. Pham, Nguyen, Ziegler, and Nguyen, 2017, Herpetol. Notes, 10: 379–381, provided records for Son La Province, Vietnam, with notes on morphology and ecology.  

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