Chirixalus simus Annandale, 1915

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

English Names

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

Annandale's Tree Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 66; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 90).

Annandale's Pigmy Tree Frog (Ahmed, Das, and Dutta, 2009, Amph. Rept. NE India: 46).

Assam Tree Frog (Rahman and Howlader, 2011, Herpetol. Rev., 42: 561).


Northeastern India (Assam, Mizoram, and West Bengal) as well as in intervening Bangladesh (Chittagong and Moulvibazar District).


See Deuti, Biswas, Ahmed, and Dutta, 2000, Hamadryad, 25: 215-217, for discussion of habits, distribution, and type locality. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 146-147, 216, and provided a brief account. Ahmed, Das, and Dutta, 2009, Amph. Rept. NE India: 46, provided a brief account for northeastern India. Das and Dutta, 2007, Hamadryad, 31: 154–181, noted no larval descriptions in the literature. Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 92, provided a brief characterization and a photograph. Hasan, Hossain, Kabir, and Hassan, 2010, Herpetol. Rev., 41: 506, provided a record for Bangladesh (Mymensingh Division) and commented on the range. Rahman and Howlader, 2011, Herpetol. Rev., 42: 561-562, provided a range extension in Bangladesh. Subba, Aravind, and Ravikanth, 2016, Check List, 13(1: 2033): 12, considered the presence of this species in Sikkim, India, to be doubtful.

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