Rhacophorus moltrechti Boulenger, 1908

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

Rhacophorus moltrechti Boulenger, 1908, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 8, 2: 221. Syntypes: BMNH (2 specimens), by original designation. Type locality: "Nanto [= Nantou] district, Lake Candidje [= Jihyehtan], Central Formosa", Taiwan, China.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) moltrechtiAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 152; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77.

Rhacophorus schlegelii moltrechtiWolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 193.

Rhacophorus moltrechtiKuramoto and Utsunomiya, 1981, Japan. J. Herpetol., 9: 1-6; Tian, Jiang, Wu, Hu, Zhao, and Huang, 1986, Handb. Chinese Amph. Rept.: 64.

English Names

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

Moltrech's Green Treefrog (Lue, Tu, and Hsiang, 1999, Atlas Taiwan Amph. Rept.: 44).

Taiwan Treefrog (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 466).

Distribution

Taiwan.

Comment

In the Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) schlegelii group of Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77; see comment under Rhacophorus for dissenting opinion regarding the recognition of this group. Related to Rhacophorus owstoni according to Kuramoto and Utsunomiya, 1981, Japan. J. Herpetol., 9: 1-6. Lue, Tu, and Hsiang, 1999, Atlas Taiwan Amph. Rept.: 44-45, provided a brief account for Taiwan. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 826-830, provided an account, spot map, and considered this species a member of their Rhacophorus moltrechti group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 466, provided a brief account including photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 550, provided an account, photographs, and a range map. 

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