Theloderma corticale (Boulenger, 1903)

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

Rhacophorus corticalis Boulenger, 1903, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 12: 188. Syntypes: BMNH (4 specimens), by original designation. Type locality: "Man-son Mountains, Tonkin, altitude 3000-4000 feet", (= Mao-son, Man Son, or Mau Son Mountains), Lang Song Province), northern Vietnam.

Rhacophorus fruhstorferi Ahl, 1927, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1927: 44. Holotype: ZMB 26563 according to Hou, Yu, Chen, Liao, Zhang, Chen, Li, and Orlov, 2017, Russ. J. Herpetol., 24: 105, Synonymy by Wolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 157.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) corticalisAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 111.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) fruhstorferiAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 142.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) leprosus corticalisWolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 157.

Rhacophorus leprosus kwangsiensis Liu and Hu, 1962, Acta Zool. Sinica, 14 (Supplement): 92, 104. Types: CIB 601687, by original designation. Type locality: "Yang-liu-chung, Yaoshan, altitude 1350 m, Kwangsi [= Guangxi]", China. Type locality corrected to "Xiangluchong", Yaoshan, Guangxi, China, by Hou, Yu, Chen, Liao, Zhang, Chen, Li, and Orlov, 2017, Russ. J. Herpetol., 24: 104.  

Theloderma corticalisLiem, 1970, Fieldiana, Zool., 57: 94; Inger, Orlov, and Darevsky, 1999, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 92: 40. Disagreement in gender.

Rhacophorus leprosus kwangsiensis — Tian, Jiang, Wu, Hu, Zhao, and Huang, 1986, Handb. Chinese Amph. Rept.: 64.

Theloderma kwangsiensis — Fei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 183. Incorrect spelling of species name.

Theloderma leporosa kwangsiensis — Zhao and Adler, 1993, Herpetol. China: 159. Incorrect spelling of species name.

Theloderma corticaleOrlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 98.

Theloderma kwangsiense — Orlov, Dutta, Ghate, and Kent, 2006, Russ. J. Herpetol., 13: 174. Gender correction of species name.

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

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

English Names

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

Kwangsi Warty Treefrog (Theloderma kwangsiense [no longer recognized] Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 266).

Distribution

500 to 1320 m elevation in Guangdong (Ruyuan County), Guangxi (Jinxiu, Jingxi, and Longsheng counties), Hong Kong, and Hainan (National Nature Reserve), China; Bac Giang, Bac Kan, Bac Thai, Cao Bang, Ha Giang [Du Gia], Hoa Binh, Kon Tum, Lang Son [Mau Son], Ninh Binh (Cuc Phuong), Quang Binh (Da Lat forest, Thuong Hoa Commune, Minh Hoa District, Cha Noi forest, Xuan Trach Commune and Bo Trach District), Quang Tri, Son La [Muong Do], Thai Nguyen, Tuyen Quang (Na Hang, Son Duong), and Vinh Phuc (Tam Dao) provinces , northern Vietnam, 700–1500 m elevation; Muang Vilabouli, Savannakhet Province, Laos.

Comment

See account by Hou, Yu, Chen, Liao, Zhang, Chen, Li, and Orlov, 2017, Russ. J. Herpetol., 24: 99–127, who revised the species. Discussed (as Rhacophorus leprosus corticalis) by Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 412–413. See discussion of Rhacophorus leprosus in the aggregative sense of Wolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 154–159, by Inger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 408. See comments by Inger, Orlov, and Darevsky, 1999, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 92: 40. Orlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 98, provided the range in Vietnam. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 41, provided specific localities for Vietnam and (p. 150) a photograph. See Orlov, Dutta, Ghate, and Kent, 2006, Russ. J. Herpetol., 13: 155-175, for brief comments. See comment under Theloderma kwangsiense regarding possibility of occurence of this species in Hainan Island, China. Gawor, Chapuis, Pham, Nguyen, Schmitz, and Ziegler, 2012, Zootaxa, 3395: 59–64, reported on larval morphology for Vietnam specimens. Kropachev, Evsyunin, and Orlov, 2013, Russ. J. Herpetol., 20: 56–60, reported on larval morphology. Luu, Nguyen, Pham, Dang, Vu, Miskovic, Bonkowski, and Ziegler, 2014, Biodiversity J., 4: 285–300, reported the species in Phong Nha—Ke Bang National Park, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam. 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.  See accounts, as Theloderma kwangsiense, by Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 322; and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 266. Zhang and Wen, 2000, Amph. Guangxi: 137, provided an account for Guangxi. See Orlov, Dutta, Ghate, and Kent, 2006, Russ. J. Herpetol., 13: 155-163, for brief comments. Xiao, Li, and Gao, 2008, Chinese J. Zool., 43: 131-132, provided the record from Hainan I., China (although Hou Mian, personal commun., suggests that this is a misidentification for Theloderma corticale). Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 746-749, provided an account and a spot map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 445, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens. Shi, 2011, Amph. Rept. Fauna Hainan: 64-65, provided an account for Hainan. Li, Chen, Li, Lv, and Wang, 2011, Asian Herpetol. Res., Ser. 2, 2: 135, provided photographs of the holotype. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 526, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for China. 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. Pham, An, Herbst, Bonkowski, Ziegler, and Nguyen, 2017, Bonn Zool. Bull., 66: 37–53, provided records for Cao Bang Province, Vietnam, along with observations on morphology and natural history. 

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