Kurixalus chaseni (Smith, 1924)

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

Rhacophorus chaseni Smith, 1924, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1924: 226. Holotype: M. Smith 5972, by original designation; now BMNH 1947.2.8.99 (formerly 1924.1.31.16), according to museum records. Type locality: "Teku River, alt. 1500 m., Gunong Tahan, Malay Peninsula", Malaysia. 

Rhacophorus appendiculatus chaseni — Smith, 1930, Bull. Raffles Mus., 3: 113. Status as subspecies doubted by Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 285.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) chaseni — Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 147.

Kurixalus chaseni — Matsui, Kawahara, Eto, Hamidy, Ahmad, and Hossman, 2018, Alytes, 36: 170.

English Names

Frilled Tree Frog (Niyomwan, Srisom, and Pawangkhanant, 2019, Field Guide Amph. Thailand: 404).

Malay Frilled Treefrog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 57). 

Distribution

West Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, Johor, and Pahang into adjacent peninsular Thailand; also from Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, and Indonesia) and Sumatra. 

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Kurixalus appendiculatus by Matsui, Kawahara, Eto, Hamidy, Ahmad, and Hossman, 2018, Alytes, 36: 170, where it had been placed by Smith, 1930, Bull. Raffles Mus., 3: 113. See comment under Kurixalus appendiculatus. Mediyansyah, Hamidy, Munir, and Matsui, 2019, Treubia, 46: 59, provided genetically-confirmed records from Indonesia (Borneo and Sumatra) and from East (Sabah and Sarawak) and West Malaysia. Niyomwan, Srisom, and Pawangkhanant, 2019, Field Guide Amph. Thailand: 404–405, provided a brief account (description, photographs, habitat, and range) for Thailand (in Thai). Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 57, suggested that Kurixalus phyllopygus (currently a junior synonym of Kurixalus appendiculatus) may be a senior synonym. Haas, Das, Hertwig, Bublies, and Schulz-Schaeffer, 2022, Guide to the Tadpoles of Borneo: 348–350, summarized the knowledge of habitat, reproduction, larval morphology and coloration. 

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