Theloderma bicolor (Bourret, 1937)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Theloderma > Species: Theloderma bicolor

Rhacophorus leprosus bicolor Bourret, 1937, Annexe Bull. Gen. Instr. Publique, Hanoi, 1937: 42. Syntypes: (4 specimens) including MNHNP 1938.62, 48.152-153 (formerly LZUH), according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 52. Type locality: "Chapa" (= Sa Pa), Lao Cai Province, Vietnam.

Theloderma bicolor —R. Inger In Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 549; Orlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 98.

Theloderma (Theloderma) bicolor — Poyarkov, Orlov, Moiseeva, Pawangkhanant, Ruangsuwan, Vassilieva, Galoyan, Nguyen, and Gogoleva, 2015, Russ. J. Herpetol., 22: 276.

English Names

Chapa Bug-eyed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 114).

Distribution

Northwestern Vietnam on Fansipan (mountain), in the Hoang Lien Mountains, Sa Pa District, Lao Cai Province south to Quang Tri Province, Vietnam, 1400-1800 m elevation, also reported in Jingdong and Luechun counties, central and southeastern Yunnan, China. 

Comment

See account (as Rhacophorus leprosus bicolor) by Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 414-416. Orlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 98, suggested that this species is very similar to Theoderma corticale and Theloderma kwangsiense. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 41, provided specific localities for Vietnam. See Orlov, Dutta, Ghate, and Kent, 2006, Russ. J. Herpetol., 13: 155-175, for brief comments. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 541. Gawor, Chapuis, Pham, Nguyen, Schmitz, and Ziegler, 2012, Zootaxa, 3395: 59-64, reported on larval morphology. Kropachev, Evsyunin, and Orlov, 2013, Russ. J. Herpetol., 20: 56-60, reported on larval morphology. In the subgenus Theloderma, Theloderma leporosum species group of Poyarkov, Orlov, Moiseeva, Pawangkhanant, Ruangsuwan, Vassilieva, Galoyan, Nguyen, and Gogoleva, 2015, Russ. J. Herpetol., 22: 276. Hou, Yu, Chen, Liao, Zhang, Chen, Li, and Orlov, 2017, Russ. J. Herpetol., 24: 99–127, reviewed the species and provided Chinese localities.  

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