Leptomantis cyanopunctatus (Manthey and Steiof, 1998)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Leptomantis > Species: Leptomantis cyanopunctatus

Rhacophorus cyanopunctatus Manthey and Steiof, 1998, Sauria, Berlin, 20: 37. Holotype: ZMB 57895, by original designation. Type locality: "südlichen Rand des Khao Sok National Parks (ca. 200 m ü NN), Provinz Surat Thani, Distrikt Phanom, Thailand".

Leptomantis cyanopunctatus — Iskandar and Colijn, 2000, Treubia, 31: 95; Jiang, Jiang, Ren, Wu, and Li, 2019, Asian Herpetol. Res., 10: 7. 

English Names

Blue-spotted Bushfrog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 156; Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 41).

Blue-spotted Tree Frog (Niyomwan, Srisom, and Pawangkhanant, 2019, Field Guide Amph. Thailand: 408).


Peninsular Myanmar (Tanintharyi), peninsular Thailand, and West Malaysia, Singapore, northern Sumatra, and Sabah, Malaysian Borneo; possibly in Kalimantan, Indonesia; expected in Brunei. Bunguran I., Natuna Is., Indonesia. 


Formerly confused with Rhacophorus bimaculatus. See comment under Rhacophorus cyanopunctatus. See accounts (under Rhacophorus bimaculatus or Philautus bimaculatus) by Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 344; and Berry, 1975, Amph. Fauna Peninsular Malaysia: 92-93. Malkmus, Manthey, Vogel, Hoffmann, and Kosuch, 2002, Amph. Rept. Mount Kinabalu: 207-209, provided an account. Heyer, 1971, Fieldiana, Zool., 58: 61–82, reported on a call from Thailand reported as Rhacophorus bimaculatus and provisionally inserted here. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 156-157, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. Chan-ard, Cota, and Makchai, 2011, Amph. E. Region Thailand: 140, detailed the range in Thailand. Mulcahy, Lee, Miller, Chand, Thura, and Zug, 2018, ZooKeys, 757: 96, provided a record Tanintharyi Division, peninsular Myanmar, but this was not subsequently mentioned by Zug and Mulcahy, 2020 "2019", Amph. Rept. S. Tanintharyi: 1–202, so presumably the earlier record, not genetically confirmed, was reassigned to another taxon. Chan, Grismer, and Brown, 2018, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 127: 1010–1019, suggested, that the populations of this species in Berlumut, peninsular Malaysia were a different species from the populations in peninsular Thailand to the north. Haas, Kueh, Joseph, bin Asri, Das, Hagmann, Schwander, and Hertwig, 2018, Evol. Syst., 2: 89–114, provided a brief account of morphology and natural history for the Sabah population. Niyomwan, Srisom, and Pawangkhanant, 2019, Field Guide Amph. Thailand: 408–409, provided a brief account (description, photographs, habitat, and range) for Thailand (in Thai). Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 41, briefly discussed identification, habitat, and range in Myanmar. Haas, Das, Hertwig, Bublies, and Schulz-Schaeffer, 2022, Guide to the Tadpoles of Borneo: 233–235, summarized the knowledge of habitat, reproduction, larval morphology and coloration. Herlambang, Riyanto, Munir, Hamidy, Kimura, Eto, and Mumpuni, 2022, Treubia, 49: 78, reported the species from Bunguran I., Natuna Is., Indonesia.

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