Kurixalus silvaenaias Hou, Peng, Miao, Liu, Li, and Orlov, 2021

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

Kurixalus silvaenaias Hou, Peng, Miao, Liu, Li, and Orlov, 2021, Animal Mol. Breeding, 11: 7. Holotype: CIB 118049, by original designation. Type locality: "Pingle Town (30°36′ 16″ N, 103°29′ 69″ E, 623 m elevation), Qionglai County, Chengdu Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China". Zoobank publication registration: 92E1C1DA-F6F4-4CCB-BEBC-E6D8AA63DBE8

Kurixalus qionglaiensis Guo, Zhong, Leung, Wang, and Hu, 2022, Zool. Res., Kunming, 43: 90–94. Holotype: CIB 118031, by original designation. Type locality: "Lugou Bamboo Sea (芦沟竹海), Pingle Town, Qionglai City, Sichuan Province, southwestern China (N30°21′51″, E103°18′30″; elevation 615 m a.s.l.)." Zoobank publication registration: C507D466-AB3D-41BD-BAA8-F8AA8810F280.

English Names

Fairy Swamp Treefrog (original publication). 

Qionglai Frilled Tree Frog (Kurixalus qionglaiensis [no longer recognized]: original publication). 


Known only from the type locality (Pingle Town, 615 to 623 m elevation, Qionglai County, southwestern Chengdu Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China). 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


Comparative external morphology, molecular markers, and natural history detailed in the original publication, where it was posited to be the sister taxon of Kurixalus idiootocus. Almost simultaneously named as Kurixalus qionglaiensis, treated here as a synonym due to having the same phylogenetic position in the molecular trees and having the same type locality. 

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