Leptomantis robinsonii (Boulenger, 1903)

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

Rhacophorus robinsonii Boulenger, 1903, in Annandale and Robinson (eds.), Fasciculi Malayenses, 2(1): 136. Holotype: Not stated; BMNH 1903.4.13.107 (now reregistered as 1947.2.8.34) according to museum records; clearly the animal figured on pl. 5, fig. 2 of the original publication. Type locality: "Bukit Besar. 2500 feet", Pattani, Thailand.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) robinsoniiAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 157; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77.

Rhacophorus pardalis robinsoniWolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 208.

Rhacophorus robinsoniInger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 372.

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

English Names

Robinson's Flying Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 114).

Robinson's Tree Frog (Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 141).

Robinson's Treefrog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 162).


Southern Thailand (Pattani and Narathiwat provinces) and Peninsular Malaysia.


In the Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) pardalis group of Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77 (see comment under Rhacophorus for dissenting opinion regarding the recognition of this group). Discussed by Taylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 485–487, and (as Rhacophorus pardalis robinsoni) by Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 442–443. See also Berry, 1975, Amph. Fauna Peninsular Malaysia: 109, for account. Inger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 372, noted that the placement of Rhacophorus robinsoni as a subspecies of Rhacophorus pardalis by Wolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 208, was done without examination of specimens and should therefore not be followed without additional examination. Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 141, provided a brief characterization and photograph. Chan and Ahmad, 2009, Herpetol. Rev., 40: 294–301, provided an account for peninsular Malaysia and discussed the range. Chan-ard, Cota, and Makchai, 2011, Amph. E. Region Thailand: 141, detailed the range in Thailand. Chan, Grismer, and Brown, 2018, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 127: 1010–1019, suggested on the basis of molecular evidence that this and Rhacophorus harrissoni might represent the same species. Niyomwan, Srisom, and Pawangkhanant, 2019, Field Guide Amph. Thailand: 410–411, provided a brief account (description, photographs, habitat, and range) for Thailand (in Thai). 

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