Hyla zhaopingensis Tang and Zhang, 1984

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Hyla > Species: Hyla zhaopingensis

Hyla zhaopingensis Tang and Zhang, 1984, Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, 9: 441. Holotype: GXNU 830178, by original designation. Type locality: "Majiang (140 m), Zhaoping County, Guangxi [Autonomous Region]", China.

Hyla (Hyla) zhaopingensis — Fouquette and Dubois, 2014, Checklist N.A. Amph. Rept.: 331, by implication. 

English Names

Zhaoping Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 58).

Zhaoping Tree Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 144).


Known only from the type locality (Majiang, Zhaoping County) in eastern Guangxi, and also from Hainan, China.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


Related to Hyla simplex according to original publication. Zhang and Wen, 2000, Amph. Guangxi: 67, provided an account. Zhang, 2002, Sichuan J. Zool., 21: 198-199, provided a key to differentiate this species from others in China. In the Hyla arborea group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 102 (but see comment under Hyla regarding possible membership in the Hyla japonica group). In the Hyla immaculata group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 98; this confirmed by  Li, Wang, Nian, Litvinchuk, Wang, Li, Rao, and Klaus, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 87: 80–90. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 257, provided a brief account including photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 291, provided an account, illustrations, and a range map. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 861–863, provided an account, photograph, and spot map. Yan, Pan, Wu, Kang, Ali, Zhou, Li, Wu, and Zhang, 2020, Frontiers Ecol. Evol., 8 (234): 1–13, provided genetically-confirmed localities from northeastern Guangxi and Hainan, China. 

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