Polypedates otilophus (Boulenger, 1893)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Polypedates > Species: Polypedates otilophus

Rhacophorus otilophus Boulenger, 1893, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1893: 527. Holotype: BMNH, by original designation. Type locality: "Bongon, N. Borneo", Malaysia.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) otilophusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 137; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77.

Polypedates otilophusLiem, 1970, Fieldiana, Zool., 57: 98; Dring, 1982, in Anderson et al. (eds.), Gunung Mulu National Park: 293.

English Names

Bony-headed Rhacophorus (Cochran, 1961, Living Amph. World: 134).

Bongon Whipping Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 113).

File-eared Tree Frog (Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 164; Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 74).


Eastern, western and northern Borneo.


In the Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) leucomystax group of Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77; see comment under Polypedates. See account by Inger, 1956, Fieldiana, Zool., 34: 413; and Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 326–329. See brief account and photo by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 129–130. Malkmus, Manthey, Vogel, Hoffmann, and Kosuch, 2002, Amph. Rept. Mount Kinabalu: 197, provided an account. Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 164, provided a brief description. Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 74, provided a photograph and brief account. Riyanto, Kusrini, Lubis, and Darmawan, 2009, Russ. J. Herpetol., 16: 217–220, reported on geographic variation of morphology and did not find significant differences among the Javan, Bornean, and Sumatran populations although they did not coloration and skin-texture differences of the Bornean population from the others.  Matsui, Hamidy, and Kuraishi, 2014, Spec. Diversity, 19: 1–7, assigned the former the Sumatran and Javan populations to the new Polypedates pseudotilophus and restricted the name Polypedates otilophus to the Bornean populations.

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