Rhacophorus vampyrus Rowley, Le, Thi, Stuart, and Hoang, 2010

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

Rhacophorus vampyrus Rowley, Le, Thi, Stuart, and Hoang, 2010, Zootaxa, 2727: 46. Holotype: AMS R 173127, by original designation. Type locality: " Bidoup-Nui Ba National Park, Lac Duong District, Lam Dong Province, Vietnam (12.1865° N, 108.7151° E, 1625 m)".

English Names

Vampire tree frog (original publication).

Distribution

Known from the vicinity of the type locality (Bidoup-Nui Ba National Park, Lac Duong District, Lam Dong Provice) and Ta Dung Nature Reserve, Dak Nong Province, in montane evergreen forest at 1470 to 2004 m elevation on the Langbian Plateau of southern Vietnam.

Comment

In the Rhacophorus calcaneus group of Orlov, Poyarkov, Vassilieva, Ananjeva, Nguyen, Sang, and Geissler, 2012, Russ. J. Herpetol., 19:23–64. Rowley, Tran, Le, Hoang, and Altig, 2012, J. Nat. Hist., London, 46: 2969–2978, reported on larval life history and provided a second locality for the species. Nguyen, Matsui, Eto, and Orlov, 2014, Russ. J. Herpetol., 21: 274, rejected on the basis of 434 bp of mtDNA membership in the Rhacophorus calcaneus group.  

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