Kurixalus banaensis (Bourret, 1939)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Kurixalus > Species: Kurixalus banaensis

Philautus banaensis Bourret, 1939, Annexe Bull. Gen. Instr. Publique, Hanoi, 1939: 15, 34. Syntypes: 6 specimens, including MNHNP 48.0159–161, according to Bossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 51, 83–34, who designated as lectotype MNHNP 1948.0160, redescribed it and discussed problems with identification of the types. Type locality: "Bana" (= Ba Na), Quang Nam-Danang Province, Vietnam.

Philautus (Philautus) banaensisBossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 52.

Kurixalus banaensisLi, Che, Murphy, Zhao, Zhao, Rao, and Zhang, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 53: 511.

Kurixalus (Aquixalus) banaensis — Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 56. 

English Names

Bana Bubble-nest Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 111).

Bana Frilled Treefrog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 56). 


Central Vietnam (Hai Van Pass and the foot of the eastern slope of the Annam mountains in Quang Nam-Danang Province, Gia Lai, Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Ngai, and Quang Binh Provinces) into Xekong Province, southeastern Laos. See comment.


See account by Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 464–465. Orlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 93, provided a statement of the range. See photograph in Orlov, Ho, and Nguyen, 2004, Russ. J. Herpetol., 11: 61. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 34, provided specific localities for Vietnam. Bain, Nguyen, and Doan, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 111, provided a record for Thua Thien-Hue province and briefly discussed the distribution. Hendrix, Nguyen, Böhme, and Ziegler, 2008, Herpetol. Notes, 1: 23–31, provided a record from Quang Binh Province, Vietnam. Tran, Le, Le, Vu, Nguyen, Böhme, and Ziegler, 2010, Herpetol. Notes, 3: 111–119, provided a record from Quang Ngai Province, central Vietnam, and provided a brief morphological diagnosis. See additional information regarding lectotype by Nguyen, Matsui, and Eto, 2014, Russ. J. Herpetol., 21: 298, and who noted that previous records for this species require verification now that Kurixalus motokawai has been named from the Central Highlands. These authors also referred this species, Kurixalus viridescens, and Kurixalus motokawai to the Kurixalus banaensis species group. Brakels, Maury, and Nguyen, 2021, Herpetol. Rev., 52: 791, provided a record from Dakcheung District, Xekong Province, Laos.  

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