Gracixalus ananjevae (Matsui and Orlov, 2004)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Gracixalus > Species: Gracixalus ananjevae

Chirixalus ananjevae Matsui and Orlov, 2004, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 21: 674. Holotype: KUHE 31963, by original designation. Type locality: "Vu Quang Nature Reserve, Rao Cua District, Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam (18° 16′ N, 105° 28′ E, alt. 1500 m)."

Aquixalus (Aquixalus) ananjevaeDelorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2005, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 74: 166.

Kurixalus ananjevaeLi, Che, Bain, Zhao, and Zhang, 2008, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 48: 310, by implication.

Gracilxalus ananjevae Rowley, Le, Dau, Hoang, and Cao, 2014, Zootaxa, 3785: 26.  

Orixalus ananjevae — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 256.

English Names

Ananjeva Asian Treefrog (Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 32).

Annam Flying Treefrog (Le, Nguyen, Pham, Nguyen, Phan, Dang, and Ziegler, 2021, Herpetol. Notes, 14: 320).

Ananjeva’s Bushfrog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 54). 

Distribution

Known only from the type locality (Vu Quang Nature Reserve, Rao Cua District, Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam) and from the Quang Nam Elephant Habitat and Species Conservation area of Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam (see comment). 

Comment

Most similar to Chirixalus eiffingeri and Chirixalus idiootocus (now Kurixalus) according to the original publication. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 32, provided specific localities for Vietnam (as Chirixalus ananjevae). Yu, Zhang, and Yang, 2013, Biochem. Syst. Ecol., 47: 31–37, noted that Kurixalus ananjevae lacks the morphological synapomorphies of Kurixalus and presumably does not fit within that genus. Rowley, Le, Dau, Hoang, and Cao, 2014, Zootaxa, 3785: 25–37, transferred the species to GracixalusLe, Nguyen, Pham, Nguyen, Phan, Dang, and Ziegler, 2021, Herpetol. Notes, 14: 317–324, reported the species from Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam, and described its morphology and coloration. Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 54, suggested for undisclosed reasons the Quang Nam Province record as likely based on a misidentification. 

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