Leptomantis fasciatus (Boulenger, 1895)

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

Rhacophorus fasciatus Boulenger, 1895, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 16: 169. Syntypes: BMNH 1895.7.2.22–23, now reregistered as 1947.2.8.92–93 according to museum records. Type locality: "from the mountains of the Akar River, North Sarawak", Malaysia (Borneo).

Rhacophorus shelfordi Boulenger, 1900, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1900: 185. Holotype: BMNH 1899.12.8.9, now reregistered as 1947.2.8.90 according to museum records. Type locality: "Penrissen Mt.", Sarawak (Borneo), Malaysia. Synonymy by Wolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 209; Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 300.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) shelfordiAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 168.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) fasciatusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 172. Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77.

Leptomantis fasciatus — Jiang, Jiang, Ren, Wu, and Li, 2019, Asian Herpetol. Res., 10: 7. 

Rhacophorus (Leptomantis) fasciatus — Mahony, Kamei, Brown, and Chan, 2024, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 74: 253, by implication. 

English Names

Banded Flying Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 113).

Banded Tree Frog (Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 77).


Isolated populations in Sarawak, Malaysia, Brunei, and northern Kalimantan, Indonesia, below 200 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Malaysia, East (Sarawak and/or Sabah)


In the Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) fasciatus group of Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77; see comment under Rhacophorus for dissenting opinion regarding the recognition of this group. See identification table by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 122–123, to compare this species to other rhacophorids of the Sunda Shelf region. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 540. Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 77, provided a photograph and brief account. Haas, Das, Hertwig, Bublies, and Schulz-Schaeffer, 2022, Guide to the Tadpoles of Borneo: 351–353, summarized the knowledge of habitat, reproduction, larval morphology and coloration.

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