Nasutixalus jerdonii (Günther, 1876)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Nasutixalus > Species: Nasutixalus jerdonii

Polypedates jerdonii Günther, 1876 "1875", Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1875: 571. Syntpes: BMNH (2 specimens), by original designation and Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 81 (and illustrated in pl. 8, fig. 1 of that publication), these being BMNH 1947.2.7.84–85 (formerly 1872.4.17.189–190) by museum records; BMNH 1947.2.7.84 designated lectotype by Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 73. Type locality: "Darjeeling", West Bengal, India.

Rhacophorus jerdoniiBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 80.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) jerdoniiAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 114.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) buergeri jerdoniiWolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 172.

Philautus (Kirtixalus) jerdoniiDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 73.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) jerdoniiDutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 101.

Rhacophorus jerdoniiDas and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 67. Unsubstantiated taxonomic change.

Philautus (Philautus) jerdoniiBossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 25.

Frankixalus jerdonii — Biju, Senevirathne, Garg, Mahony, Kamei, Thomas, Shouche, Raxworthy, Meegaskumbura, and Van Bocxlaer, 2016, PLoS One, 11(1): e0145727: 6.

Nasutixalus jerdonii — Sivongxay, Davankham, Phimmachak, Phoumixay, and Stuart, 2016, Zootaxa, 4147: 439–440. 

English Names

Jerdon's Bubble-nest Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 112).

Jerdon's Tree Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 67).

Jerdon's Bush Frog (Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 157; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 101).

Jerdon's Ridge-nosed Treefrog (Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 42).

Darjeeling Bubble-nest Tree Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Deepak, and Kulkarni, 2023, Fauna India Checklist, vers. 5.0 : 12).


West Bengal, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Meghalaya in northeastern India, as well as adjacent Bhutan and Putao District, Kachin State, northern Myanmar; possibly into adjacent Nepal.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Bhutan, India, Myanmar


Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 175, provided a brief account (based in part on Rhacophorus microdiscus according to Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 101). Sarkar, Biswas, and Ray, 1992, State Fauna Ser., 3: 93, provided a brief account for West Bengal, India. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 101–102, provided taxonomic notes, bibliography, and range. Sarkar and Ray, 2006, In Alfred (ed.), Fauna of Arunachal Pradesh, Part 1: 311, provided a brief report for Arunachal Pradesh (as Rhacophorus jerdonii). Rahman, Chen, Wu, Chen, Lwin, Murphy, Li, and Che, 2020, Zootaxa, 4742: 531–541, provided the extreme northern Myanmar records. Wangyal, Bower, Sherub, Tshewang, Wangdi, Rinchen, Puntsho, Tashi, Koirala, Bhandari, Phuntsho, Koirala, Ghalley, Chaida, Tenzin, Powrel, Tshewang, Raika, Jamtsho, Kinley, Gyeltshen, Tashi, Nidup, Wangdi, Phuentsho, Norbu, Wangdi, Wangchuk, Tobgay, Dorji, and Das, 2020, Herpetol. Rev., 51: 793, identified a photograph as of this species from Zhemgang District. Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 42, briefly discussed habitat, range, and identification in Myanmar. Muansanga, Malsawmdawngliana, Mathipi, Bualchhuak, and Lalremsanga, 2022, Reptiles & Amphibians, 29: 55–58, reported on range in Mizoram, India, and diet. 

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