Chirixalus nongkhorensis (Cochran, 1927)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Chirixalus > Species: Chirixalus nongkhorensis

Philautus nongkhorensis Cochran, 1927, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 40: 179. Holotype: USNM 70108, by original designation. Type locality: "Nong Khor, southeastern Siam".

Rhacophorus (Chirixalus) striatus Ahl, 1930, Zool. Anz., 87: 229. Holotype: ZMB 11578, by original designation. Type locality: "Carin-Berge, Burna, 900-1000 m hoch". Synonymy by Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 473.

Rhacophorus (Chirixalus) nongkhorensisAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 56, 107.

Philautus nongkhorensisPope, 1931, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 61: 583.

Chirixalus nongkhorensisBourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 473; Inger, 1985, In Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 538; Chen, Prendini, Wu, Zhang, Suwannapoom, Chen, Jin, Lemmon, Lemmon, Stuart, Raxworthy, Murphy, Yuan, and Che, 2020, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 145 (106724): 5. 

Chiromantis nongkhorensisFrost, 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: 367.

English Names

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

Nongkhor Pigmy Tree Frog (Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 156).

Nong Khor Bushfrog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 146).

Nongkhor Foam-nest Treefrog (Nguyen, Brakels, Maury, Sudavanh, Pawangkhanant, Idiiatullina, Lorphengsy, Inkhavilay, Suwannapoom, and Poyarkov, 2020, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 14 (2: e248): 226).


Assam, northeastern India; Myanmar; western (and possibly southeastern) Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and seemingly isolated populations in southern, central, and northwestern Vietnam; peninsular Malaysia.


See accounts by Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 473-474, and (as Philautus nongkhorensis) by Taylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 531-534. See Inger, Orlov, and Darevsky, 1999, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 92: 23, for Vietnam record. Orlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 91, commented on the range. Leong and Lim, 2003, Herpetol. Rev., 34: 380, provided the peninsular Malaysia record. Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 156, provided a brief characterization (as Philautus nongkhorensis) and photograph, which Ohler, 2003, Alytes, 21: 101, attributed to Philautus sp. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 146-147, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. Teynié, David, Ohler, and Luanglath, 2004, Hamadryad, 29: 35, provided a record and comments for Laos. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 33, provided specific localities for Vietnam. Stuart, Sok, and Neang, 2006, Raffles Bull. Zool., 54: 142, provided a record for eastern Cambodia. Stuart, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 478, provided specific records for Laos. Stuart and Emmett, 2006, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 109: 10-11, and Grismer, Neang, Thou, Wood, Oaks, Holden, Grismer, Szutz, and Youmans, 2008, Raffles Bull. Zool., 56: 161-175, provided records for the Cardamom Mountains, southwestern Cambodia. Sengupta, Hussain, Gogoi, Choudhury, Kalita, and Baruah, 2010, Hamadryad, 35: 29, provided a record for Assam, India. See account, photograph, and map for Vietnam in Vassilieva, Galoyan, Poyarkov, and Geissler, 2016, Photograph. Field Guide Amph. Rept. Lowland S. Vietnam: 111–113. Nguyen, Brakels, Maury, Sudavanh, Pawangkhanant, Idiiatullina, Lorphengsy, Inkhavilay, Suwannapoom, and Poyarkov, 2020, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 14 (2: e248): 218–249,  discussed the range and provided records from Khammouan, Savannakhet, and Xaignabouli Provinces, Laos. 

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