Kurixalus yangi Yu, Hui, Rao, and Yang, 2018

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Kurixalus > Species: Kurixalus yangi

Kurixalus yangi Yu, Hui, Rao, and Yang, 2018, ZooKeys, 770: 216. Holotype: KIZ 14102911, by original designation. Type locality: "Nabang (24°46'12.03"N, 97°34’28.03"E, 354 m elevation;. . .), Yingjiang County, Dehong Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan, China". zoobank.org/DBB82038-0DCD-48E0-AADB-FE66C31B1A7A 

English Names

Yang's Frill-limbed Treefrog (Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 41; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Deepak, and Kulkarni, 2023, Fauna India Checklist, vers. 5.0 : 12).


Known from western Yunnan, China, from the vicinity of the type locality (Nabang, Yingjiang County, Dehong Autonomous Prefecture), into adjacent northern Myanmar (Kachin) on the border region; reported from Nagaland and Mizoram, northeastern India. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of, India, Myanmar


In the Rhacophorus odontotarsus species group according to the original publication. Humtsoe, Bordoloi, Ohler, and Grosjean, 2020, Russ. J. Herpetol., 27: 257–274, reported on natural history and larval morphology in Nagaland, India. Lalronunga, Vanramliana, Lalramliana, and Lalhmingliani, 2021, Zootaxa, 4974: 385, discussed the record from Mizoram (confirmed with genetic data), and suggested that Kurixalus naso may be a senior synonym. Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 41, briefly discussed identification, habitat, and range in Myanmar.

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