Philautus aurifasciatus (Schlegel, 1837)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Philautus > Species: Philautus aurifasciatus

Hyla aurifasciata Kuhl and Van Hasselt, 1822, Algemeene Konst-en Letter-Bode, 7: 104. Types: Not designated although presumably based on specimens originally in RMNH. Type locality: "van den Pangerango is te bereiken, die 8500 voten boven Buitenzorg en dus 9400 boven de zee ligt"; given as "'Rosamalen Forest', on Mount Gede ('Pangerango') (06° 47′ S, 106° 59′ E), Mount Gede-Pangrango National Park, Jawa Barat (West Java), Java, Indonesia" by Bossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 12. Nomen nudum. Synonymy by Van Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 276.

Hyla aurifasciatus Schlegel, 1837, Abbild. Neuer Unvollst. Amph., 1: 27. Syntypes: Including animal figured in pl. 9, fig. 4 of the original and probably RMNH 4266 (6 specimens), possibly including BMNH specimen on exchange from RMNH from Java;  Bauer, 2016, in Das and Tuen (eds.), Nat. Explor. Field Sci. SE Asia Australasia: 94, regarded ZMB 4465 as a syntype; RMNH 4266A designated lectotype by Bossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 12, and who redescribed the lectotype on page 62. Type locality: "innern bergigen Gegenden der Insel Java", Indonesia.

Orchestes aurifasciatusTschudi, 1838, Classif. Batr.: 35, 76.

Ixalus aurifasciatusDuméril and Bibron, 1841, Erp. Gen., 8: 523. Günther, 1859 "1858", Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus.: 74; Peters, 1872, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, 3: 44.

Ixalus semifasciatusHallowell, 1861 "1860", Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 12: 501. Incorrect subsequent according to Bossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 87.

Philautus aurifasciatusBarbour, 1912, Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool., 44: 68, 171. Van Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 276; Brown and Alcala, 1994, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 48: 189.

Nyctixalus robinsoni Annandale, 1917, J. Fed. Malay States Mus., 7: 110. Holotype: ZSIC 18337 according to Chanda, Das, and Dubois, 2001 "2000", Hamadryad, 25: 112. Type locality: "Tjibodas, Java, alt. 4,700-,6,500 ft.", Indonesia. Synonymy by Smith, 1931, Bull. Raffles Mus., 5: 17.

Rhacophorus (Philautus) aurifasciatusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 94.

Philautus (Philautus) aurifasciatusDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 72. Bossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 12.

English Names

Java Bubble-nest Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 111).

Gold Striped Tree Frog (Iskandar, 1998, Amph. Java Bali: 85).


Java, Indonesia; Thailand (see comment).


See Berry, 1975, Amph. Fauna Peninsular Malaysia: 91-92. Nyctixalus margaritifer and Philautus pallidipes are possible synonyms, according to Liem, 1973 "1971", Philipp. J. Sci., 100: 157. Dring, 1987, Amphibia-Reptilia, 8: 19-47, removed several taxa from synonymy and restricted this name to the Javan population. See account by Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 341-344, which also addressed Philautus acutirostris, Philautus longicrus, Philautus mjobergi, and Philautus petersi, as synonyms and geographic components. Iskandar, 1998, Amph. Java Bali: 85-86, provided a brief account. See comment under Philautus vermiculatus. Recorded for Thailand by Khonsue and Thirakhupt, 2001, Nat. Hist. J. Chulalongkorn Univ., 1: 77; this requires confirmation. Biju, 2001, Occas. Publ. Indian Soc. Conserv. Biol., 1: 19, doubted records from Karnataka, India. 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. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 174, considered records for Karnataka, India, to be erroneous.

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