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).

Distribution

Northeastern India (Assam, Mizoram, and West Bengal) as well as in intervening Bangladesh (Chittagong and Moulvibazar District); reported from Zhemgang District, Bhutan.

Comment

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. Wangyal, Bower, Sherub, Tshewang, Wangdi, Rinchen, Puntsho, Tashi, Koirala, Bhandari, Phuntsho, Koirala, Ghalley, Chaida, Tenzin, Powrel, Tshewang, Raika, Jamtsho, Kinley, Gyeltshen, Tashi, Nidup, Wangdi, Phuentsho, Norbu, Wangdi, Wangchuk, Tobgay, Dorji, and Das, 2020, Herpetol. Rev., 51: 793, identified a photograph as of this species from Bhutan.

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