Buergeria robusta (Boulenger, 1909)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Buergeriinae > Genus: Buergeria > Species: Buergeria robusta

Rhacophorus robustus Boulenger, 1909, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 8, 4: 494. Syntypes: BMNH ("several specimens"), including 1947.2.8.25-26 (formerly 1909.10.29.73-74), 1909.10.29.75, 1947.2.8.27-29 (formerly 1909.10.29.76-79), and 1947.2.8.79-81 (including 1909.10.29.80-82), according to museum records. MCZ 15412 (exchanged from BMNH according to Barbour and Loveridge, 1946, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 96: 185), although the status of this specimen requires verification. Type locality: "Kankau (sea-level), Alikang (about 3000 feet), and Kosempo (about 5000 feet)", Taiwan, China.

Polypedates robustusStejneger, 1910, Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus., 38: 97; Van Denburgh, 1912, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 3: 206.

Rhacophorus robustusOkada, 1927, Copeia, 158: 163.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) robustusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 113; Wolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 166.

Buergeria robustaLiem, 1970, Fieldiana, Zool., 57: 90.

English Names

Robust Buerger's Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 111).

Strong Stream Treefrog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 250).

Brown Treefrog (Guo, Yang, and Li, 2009, Colored Illust. Amph. Rept. Taiwan: 106. 



Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Taiwan

Endemic: Taiwan


See discussion by Kuramoto, 1977, Caryologia, 30: 340-341. Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 250-251, provided a brief account, figure, and key. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 665-668, provided an account and spot map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 424, provided a brief account including photographs. Lin, Chen, and Lin, 2012, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 62: 251-262, provided a study of landscape genetics (based on cyt-b) that is consistent with multiple unnamed species. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 497, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for China. Guo, Yang, and Li, 2009, Colored Illust. Amph. Rept. Taiwan: 106–107, provided a brief account, photographs, and map. 

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