Theloderma petilum (Stuart and Heatwole, 2004)

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

Philautus petilus Stuart and Heatwole, 2004, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 10: 17. Holotype: FMNH 257902, by original designation. Type locality: "Phou Dendin National Biodiversity Conservation Area, Phongsaly District, Phongsaly Province, Laos, 22° 05′ 44″ N 102° 08′ 10″ E, at 600 m elevation".

Theloderma petilumStuart, Phimmachak, Seateun, and Sheridan, 2013, Zootaxa, 3745: 81. 

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

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Known from Muong Nhe Nature Reserve, Dien Bien Province, northwestern Vietnam, the type locality in extreme northern Laos, near the Vietnam and China borders; presumably also to be found in adjacent China.

Comment

See comments by  Stuart, Phimmachak, Seateun, and Sheridan, 2013, Zootaxa, 3745: 80-81. Nguyen, Le, Nguyen, Matsui, and Nguyen, 2014, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 33: 112–120, reported the species in Vietnam and verified this species placement in Theloderma and closely related to Theloderma asperum. In the subgenus Theloderma, Theloderma asperum 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: 121, provided a dot map of known localities. 

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