Rhacophorus nigropalmatus Boulenger, 1895

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

Rhacophorus nigropalmatus Boulenger, 1895, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 16: 170. Holotype: BMNH, by original designation. Type locality: "Akar River", Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo).

Polypedates (Rhacophorus) nigropalmatusSiedlecki, 1909, Biol. Zentralbl., 29: 705.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) nigropalmatusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 166. Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77.

Rhacophorus nigropalmatus nigropalmatusWolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 200.

English Names

Abah River Flying Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 114).

Flying Tree Frog (Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 146).

Wallace's Treefrog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 160; Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 165).

Wallace's Flying Frog (Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 80).


Peninsular Thailand through Malaya; Sumatra; Borneo (Brunei, Kalimantan, Sabah and Sarawak).


In the Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) reinwardtii group of Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77; see comment under Rhacophorus for dissenting opinion regarding the recognition of this group. See accounts by Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 435-439; Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 320-326; and Taylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 482-485; see also account by Berry, 1975, Amph. Fauna Peninsular Malaysia: 104-105. Subspecies of Wolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 137-217, are currently considered species (fide Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 321). Inger, Orlov, and Darevsky, 1999, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 92: 43, and Orlov, Lathrop, Murphy, and Ho, 2001, Russ. J. Herpetol., 8: 38-39, doubted the Vietnam records (e.g., Ohler, Marquis, Swan, and Grosjean, 2000, Herpetozoa, Wien, 13: 71-87) and suggested that they were based on misidentified Rhacophorus reinwardtii. See identification table by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 122-123, to compare this species to other rhacophorids of the Sunda Shelf region. Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 146-147, provided a brief characterization and photograph. Malkmus, Manthey, Vogel, Hoffmann, and Kosuch, 2002, Amph. Rept. Mount Kinabalu: 215-216, provided an account. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 160-161, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 165, provided a brief description for Sarawak. Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 80, provided a photograph and brief account.

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