Raorchestes kollimalai Gowande, Ganesh, and Mirza, 2020

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Raorchestes > Species: Raorchestes kollimalai

Raorchestes kollimalai Gowande, Ganesh, and Mirza, 2020, Taprobanica, 9: 168. Holotype: NCBS-BH649, by original designation. Type locality: "from low-lying shrubs at Kollimalai Massif (11.245840°N, 78.335365°E; alt. 1,100 m a.s.l.), Namakkal District, Tamil Nadu, India". Zoobank publication registraton: A1E14F8A-48AB-4F0A-B2EC-FB2850BF42F3 

English Names

Kollimalai Bush Frog (original publication; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Deepak, and Kulkarni, 2023, Fauna India Checklist, vers. 5.0 : 14).


Known only from the type locality (Kollimalai Massif, 1100 m elevation, Namakkal District, Tamil Nadu, India. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: India

Endemic: India


The sister taxon of Raorchestes charius, from which it differs from in call, morphology, and molecular markers according to the original publication. Narayanan, Suyesh, and Das, 2021, Zootaxa, 4970: 599, placed this taxon into the synonymy of Raorchestes charius, but this action was more-or-less immediately rejected by Mirza and Gowande, 2021, Taprobanica, 10: 140–145, with substantial discussion. 

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