Nasutixalus Jiang, Yan, Wang, and Che, 2016

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Nasutixalus
2 species

Nasutixalus Jiang, Yan, Wang, and Che in Jiang, Yan, Wang, Zou, Li, and Che, 2016, Zool. Res., Kunming, 37: 16.Type genus: Nasutixalus medogensis Jiang, Yan, Wang, and Che, 2016. Published 18 January 2016. 

Frankixalus Biju, Senevirathne, Garg, Mahony, Kamei, Thomas, Shouche, Raxworthy, Meegaskumbura, and Van Bocxlaer, 2016, PLoS One, 11(1): e0145727: 6. Type species: Polypedates jerdonii Günther, 1876. urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:9DB458C3-9D5A-4058-842A-CEA7D41BA79F. Published 20 January 2016. Synonym by Sivongxay, Davankham, Phimmachak, Phoumixay, and Stuart, 2016, Zootaxa, 4147: 439–440. 

English Names

Franky's Tree Frogs (Frankixalus [no longer recognized] original publication). 

Distribution

West Bengal and in Arunachal Pradesh in northeastern India and with an unnamed species in Arunachal Pradesh and adjacent southeastern Xizang, China; possibly into adjacent Nepal.

Comment

 Biju, Senevirathne, Garg, Mahony, Kamei, Thomas, Shouche, Raxworthy, Meegaskumbura, and Van Bocxlaer, 2016, PLoS One, 11(1): e0145727: 1–17, based on a Bayesian analysis in the original publication, considered Frankixalus (now Nasutixalus) to be distant from Polypedates and forming the sister taxon of a major clade composed of Kurixalus, Beddomixalus, Mercurana, Raorchestes, and Pseudophilautus. They also noted that at least one published misidentified sample of "Theloderma moloch" (Li, Che, Murphy, Zhao, Zhao, Rao, and Zhang, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 53: 509–522) from Motuo, Xizang, China, correspondes to an unnamed species in this genus (now Nasutixalus medogensis--DRF).  

Contained taxa (2 sp.):

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