Rhacophorus margaritifer (Schlegel, 1837)

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

Hyla margaritifera Schlegel, 1837, Abbild. Neuer Unvollst. Amph., 1: 107. Syntypes: Not stated, but RMNH 1911 (2 specimens) according to Gassó Miracle, van den Hoek Ostende, and Arntzen, 2007, Zootaxa, 1482: 44. Type locality: "Java". Placed by Wolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 187 (as Rhacophorus schlegeli margaritifer) in the synonymy of Rhacophorus schlegelii and in the synonymy of Rhacophorus javanus by Liem, 1973 "1971", Philipp. J. Sci., 100: 153.

Rhacophorus margaritiferusTschudi, 1838, Classif. Batr.: 75.

Rhacophorus javanus Boettger, 1893, Zool. Anz., 16: 338. Holotype: SMF 6982, according to Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 49. Type locality: "Vulkan Tjisurupan, West-Java"", Indonesia.

Rhacophorus javanicusBoulenger, 1894, Zool. Rec., 30: 35. Misspelling.

Polypedates javanusBarbour, 1912, Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool., 44: pl. 2.

Rhacophorus javanusVan Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 254.

Rhacophorus barbouri Ahl, 1927, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1927: 45. Holotype: ZMB. Type locality: "Westjava", Indonesia. Synonymy by Wolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 187. Regarded as distinct, without discussion, by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 138.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) javanusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 148.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) barbouriAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 156.

Rhacophorus schlegeli margaritiferWolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 187.

Rhacophorus javanusLiem, 1973 "1971", Philipp. J. Sci., 100: 153.

Rhacophorus margaritiferHarvey, Pemberton, and Smith, 2002, Herpetol. Monogr., 16: 75.

English Names

Java Flying Frog (Rhacophorus javanus [not now recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 113).

Javan Tree Frog (Rhacophorus javanus [not now recognized]: Iskandar, 1998, Amph. Java Bali: 90).

Distribution

Isolated populations on Java (Jawa Barat, Jawa Tangah, and Jawa Timur), Indonesia, above 1000 m elevation.

Comment

Not assigned to subgenus by Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77. Placed in the synonymy of Rhacophorus schlegelii margaritifer by Wolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 187. Liem, 1973 "1971", Philipp. J. Sci., 100: 154, noted that this species had once occurred on Bogor I., but is now extinct there. Iskandar, 1998, Amph. Java Bali: 90-91, provided a brief account (as Rhacophorus javanus) and noted its similarity to Rhacophorus rufipes. See identification table by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 122-123, to compare this species (as Rhacophorus javanus) to other rhacophorids of the Sunda Shelf region. See account by Harvey, Pemberton, and Smith, 2002, Herpetol. Monogr., 16: 75-81. 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: 540.

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