Kurixalus idiootocus (Kuramoto and Wang, 1987)

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

Chirixalus idiootocus Kuramoto and Wang, 1987, Copeia, 1987: 932. Holotype: NTUMA 1010, by original designation. Type locality: "in a rain pool near Sanshengkong (a temple, altitude ca. 500 m) in the southern slope of Mount Mientien-Shan, Taipei, Taiwan", China.

Philautus idiootocusFei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 252.

Chirixalus idiootocusBossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 57.

Kurixalus idiootocusWilkinson, Drewes, and Tatum, 2002, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 24: 272; Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 245.

Aquixalus (Aquixalus) idiootocusDelorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2005, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 74: 166.

Aquixalus idiootocusFei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 671.

English Names

Temple Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 111; Lue, Tu, and Hsiang, 1999, Atlas Taiwan Amph. Rept.: 40).

Mientien Small Treefrog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 252).

Mientien Treefrog (Lue, Tu, and Hsiang, 1999, Atlas Taiwan Amph. Rept.: 40).


Low elevations in Taiwan.


Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 252-253, provided a brief account (as Philautus idootocus), figure, and map. Bossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 57-58, discussed with this species cannot be in Philautus and, although they transferred it back to Chirixalus, noted that the definition of Chirixalus was so poorly resolved that this species might ultimately have to be moved to a distinct genus, a position formalized by Wilkinson, Drewes, and Tatum, 2002, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 24: 272. Lue, Tu, and Hsiang, 1999, Atlas Taiwan Amph. Rept.: 40-41, provided a brief account for Taiwan (as Chirixalus idiootocus). Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 671-676, provided an account (as Aquixalus idiootocus) and spot map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 428-429, provided a brief account (as Aquixalus idiootocus) for China including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 498–499, provided an account (as Aquixalus idiootocus), photographs, and a range map for China. Guo, Yang, and Li, 2009, Colored Illust. Amph. Rept. Taiwan: 110–111, provided a brief account, photographs, and map. Chang, Ma, Chen, and Wu, 2017, Acta Herpetol., Firenze, 12: 139–150, reported on karyotype.

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