Philautus maosonensis Bourret, 1937

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

Philautus maosonensis Bourret, 1937, Annexe Bull. Gen. Instr. Publique, Hanoi, 1937: 51. Syntypes: MNHNP 1948.157–158 (formerly LSNUH B.76–77) according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 51. Type locality: "Mao-son", Tonkin, Vietnam (at altitude of 1200 m according to Bossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 48, on the basis of museum records).

Philautus (Philautus) maosonensisBossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 48.

English Names

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

Maoson Shrub Frog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 58). 


Northern Vietnam (400–1500 m elevation in Vinh Phu, Bac Thai, Cao Bang, Ha Giang, and Lang Son Provinces); presumably to be found in adjacent Guangxi, China.


See account by Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 467–468. See also comments by Inger, Orlov, and Darevsky, 1999, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 92: 28–29. Orlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 95, commented on the Vietnamese distribution. See photograph in Orlov, Ho, and Nguyen, 2004, Russ. J. Herpetol., 11: 60. Bain and Nguyen, 2004, Am. Mus. Novit., 3453: 24–25, provided the record for Ha Giang Province, Vietnam. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 35, provided specific localities for Vietnam.

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