Rhacophorus robertingeri Orlov, Poyarkov, Vassilieva, Ananjeva, Nguyen, Sang, and Geissler, 2012

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

Rhacophorus robertingeri Orlov, Poyarkov, Vassilieva, Ananjeva, Nguyen, Sang, and Geissler, 2012, Russ. J. Herpetol., 19: 52. Holotype: ZISP 10662, by original designation. Type locality: "Mang Canh village, Kon Plong District, Kon Tum Province, 14° 41′18″ N 108° 19′28″ E, Vietnam; 1200 m a.s.l. elevation".

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Closed-canopy tropical forests in mountain areas in Ha Giang, Gia Lai, Kon Tum, Quang Nam-Da Nang, and Thua Thien-Hue provinces, Vietnam, at elevations of 400 to 1700 m.

Comment

In the Rhacophorus calcaneus group of Orlov, Poyarkov, Vassilieva, Ananjeva, Nguyen, Sang, and Geissler, 2012, Russ. J. Herpetol., 19:23-64. Confused with Rhacophorus calcaneus prior to its naming. The original publication noted the following localities (originally as Rhacophorus calcaneus) as doubtful: Tam Dao, Vinh Phuc and Huong Son, Ha Tinh (likely based on Rhacophorus orlovi); Chu Yang Sin, Dak Lake and Bidoup, Lac Duong, Lam Dong (likely based on Rhacophorus vampyrus); Da Teh, Lam Dong (likely confused with Rhacophorus rhodopus). 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. Nguyen, Matsui, Eto, and Orlov, 2014, Russ. J. Herpetol., 21: 274, suggested on the basis of 434 bp of mtDNA a possible relationship with Rhacophorus orlovi. 

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