Rhacophorus taipeianus Liang and Wang, 1978

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

Rhacophorus taipeianus Liang and Wang, 1978, Q. J. Taiwan Mus., 31: 186. Holotype: NTUMA 0801, by original designation. Type locality: "leaf of a taro ... growing on the bank of a mountain stream about 50 m. above sea level in Shu-lin, Taipei Hsien [= Taipei County]", Taiwan, China.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) taipeianusDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77.

English Names

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

Taipei Treefrog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 284).

Taipei Green Treefrog (Lue, Tu, and Hsiang, 1999, Atlas Taiwan Amph. Rept.: 48).

Distribution

Taipei County, northern Taiwan, China, below 1500 m elevation.

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. Closely related to Rhacophorus moltrechti, Rhacophorus viridis, and Rhacophorus owstoni, according to the original publication, but comparisons of call structure by Kuramoto and Utsunomiya, 1981, Japan. J. Herpetol., 9: 1-6, did not support this conclusion. Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 284-285, provided a brief account, figure, and map. Lue, Tu, and Hsiang, 1999, Atlas Taiwan Amph. Rept.: 48-49, provided a brief account for Taiwan. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 636. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 835-838, 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.: 474, provided a brief account for China including photographs of specimens. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 559, provided an account, photographs, and a range map. 

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