Chirixalus Boulenger, 1893

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Chirixalus
14 species

Chirixalus Boulenger, 1893, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 2, 13: 340. Type species: Chirixalus doriae Boulenger, 1893, by monotypy. 

English Names

Striped Asian Treefrogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 111).

Burmese Bushfrogs (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 146).

Asian Treefrogs (Li, Zhao, and Dong, 2010, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 29

Distribution

Southeast Asia (northeastern India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, China) south to peninsular Malaysia and Sabah in Borneo.

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Chiromantis (with which it is the sister-taxon) by Chen, Prendini, Wu, Zhang, Suwannapoom, Chen, Jin, Lemmon, Lemmon, Stuart, Raxworthy, Murphy, Yuan, and Che, 2020, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 145 (106724): 5, where it had been placed by Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 246. Aowphol, Rujirawan, Taksintum, Arsirapot, and McLeod, 2013, Zootaxa, 3702: 101–123, reported on the molecular phylogenetics of the Chiromantis in Thailand and provided weak evidence for the polyphyly of the taxon, with Chiromantis hansenae and Chiromantis vittatus being more closely related to FeihylaRhacophorus, and Polypedates, and Chiromantis doriae and Chiromantis nonghkorensis being outside of this clade.The Asian species were formerly assigned to Chirixalus, a taxon that was shown to be paraphyletic with respect to African Chiromantis by Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 246. This result was corroborated by Wiens, Sukumaran, Pyron, and Brown, 2009, Evolution, 63: 1217–1231.

Contained taxa (14 sp.):

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