Rhacophorus schlegelii (Günther, 1858)

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

Polypedates schlegelii Günther, 1858, Arch. Naturgesch., 24: 325. Syntypes: BMNH (several specimens), according to Günther, 1859 "1858", Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus.: 81. Type locality: "Japan".

Rhacophorus schlegeliiBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 86.

Rhacophorus microglossus Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 87. Holotype: BMNH, by original designation and illustrated in pl. 9, fig. 2 of the original. Type locality: Unknown. Synonymy by Wolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 94.

Polypedates schlegeliiStejneger, 1907, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 58: 145.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) schlegeliiAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 145. Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) microglossusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 146.

Rhacophorus schlegelii schlegeliiWolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 191.

Rhacophorus schlegelii microglossusWolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 94.

English Names

Japanese Gliding Frog (Cochran, 1961, Living Amph. World: 171).

Schlegel's Green Tree Frog (Maeda and Matsui, 1990, Frogs Toads Japan, Ed. 2: 145).

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

Schlegel's Tree Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 134).


Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, and the Ryukyu Is., Japan.


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. See account by Okada, 1966, Fauna Japon., Anura: 144-159. See comments under Rhacophorus owstoni and Rhacophorus viridis. See Nakamura and Ueno, 1963, Japan. Rept. Amph. Color: 57-58, and Maeda and Matsui, 1990, Frogs Toads Japan, Ed. 2: 142-145, for accounts. Goris and Maeda, 2004, Guide Amph. Rept. Japan: 121-123, provided an account, map, and photograph.

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