Theloderma laeve (Smith, 1924)

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

Philautus laevis Smith, 1924, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1924: 230. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.5.94 (formerly 1924.1.31.1; formerly M. Smith 2439, by original designation) according to Bossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 43. Type locality: "Sui Kat, alt. 1000 m., Langbian Plateau, S. Annam", Vietnam.

Rhacophorus (Philautus) laevisAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 55, 89.

Chirixalus laevis —Inger In Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 538.

Chiromantis laevisFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 367.

Theloderma laeveOrlov, Poyarkov, Vassilieva, Ananjeva, Nguyen, Sang, and Geissler, 2012, Russ. J. Herpetol., 19: 44.

Theloderma bambusicolum Orlov, Poyarkov, Vassilieva, Ananjeva, Nguyen, Sang, and Geissler, 2012, Russ. J. Herpetol., 19: 32. Holotype: ZMMU A-4569, by original designation. Type locality: "Phuok Hoa environs, Bu Gia Map National Park, Dak Ka River valley, Bu Gia Map commune, Bu Gia Map District, Binh Phuoc Province, 5 km W from the border with Dak Nong Province, southern Vietnam (12° 19.6′N 107° 25.2′ E; 400 m a.s.l.)". Synonymy by Poyarkov, Orlov, Moiseeva, Pawangkhanant, Ruangsuwan, Vassilieva, Galoyan, Nguyen, and Gogoleva, 2015, Russ. J. Herpetol., 22: 276.

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

English Names

Smith's Asian Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 111).

Smith's Asian Frog (Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 33).

Bamboo Moss Frog (Theloderma bambusicola [no longer recognized];  Orlov, Poyarkov, Vassilieva, Ananjeva, Nguyen, Sang, and Geissler, 2012, Russ. J. Herpetol., 19: 32).

Bamboo Moss Frog (Vassilieva, Galoyan, Poyarkov, and Geissler, 2016, Photograph. Field Guide Amph. Rept. Lowland S. Vietnam: 123).

Distribution

Nghe An, Gia Lai, Dac Lac, Dak Nong, Bin Phuoc, and Lam Dong provinces, southern Vietnam, 700-1200 m elevation.

Comment

Discussed (as Philautus laevis) by Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 454-455. See photograph in Orlov, Ho, and Nguyen, 2004, Russ. J. Herpetol., 11: 62. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 33, provided specific localities for Vietnam. Orlov, Poyarkov, Vassilieva, Ananjeva, Nguyen, Sang, and Geissler, 2012, Russ. J. Herpetol., 19: 44, discussed the transfer to Theloderma. In the subgenus Theloderma, Theloderma laeve species group of Poyarkov, Orlov, Moiseeva, Pawangkhanant, Ruangsuwan, Vassilieva, Galoyan, Nguyen, and Gogoleva, 2015, Russ. J. Herpetol., 22: 276. See account, photograph, and map for Vietnam in Vassilieva, Galoyan, Poyarkov, and Geissler, 2016, Photograph. Field Guide Amph. Rept. Lowland S. Vietnam: 123–125. 

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