Ghatixalus asterops Biju, Roelants, and Bossuyt, 2008

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Ghatixalus > Species: Ghatixalus asterops

Ghatixalus asterops Biju, Roelants, and Bossuyt, 2008, Organisms Divers. Evol., 8: 271. Holotype: BNHS 4247, by original designation. Type locality: "near Bear Shola, Kodaikanal, 10° 13′ N, 77° 29′ E, 2000 m asl, Dindigal district, Tamil Nadu, India".

English Names

Ghat Tree Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 91).


High altitude localities in the Palani Hills and surrounding areas south of the Palghat Gap (southern Western Ghats) in west-central Tamil Nadu and in adjacent east-central Kerala, India.


 A very brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 115. Sivaprasad, 2013, Common Amph. Kerala: 148–149, provided a brief account, photograph, and dot map for Kerala, India. 

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