Philautus leitensis (Boulenger, 1897)

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

Ixalus leitensis Boulenger, 1897, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 19: 107. Holotype: BMNH 1896.12.11.32 according to Bossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 35, now renumbered 1947.2.7.45 according to museum records. Type locality: "Leyte, Philippines".

Philautus leitensisStejneger, 1905, Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus., 28: 347.

Rhacophorus (Philautus) leitensisAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 54, 82.

Philautus (Philautus) leitensisBossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 35.

English Names

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


Leyte, Bohol, and isolated populations on Mindanao, Philippines, in lowland and lower montane forests.


See accounts by Inger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 401–402, and Brown and Alcala, 1994, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 48: 185–220 (who considered it to be in the Philautus aurifasciatus group, closely related to Philautus acutirostris). 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: 526. See comments by Baron, Marin, Logramonte, and Mohagan, 2021, Asian Herpetol. Res., 12: 76–87.

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