Philautus microdiscus (Annandale, 1912)

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

Rhacophorus microdiscus Annandale, 1912, Rec. Indian Mus., 8: 13. Holotype: ZSIC 16924 according to Chanda, Das, and Dubois, 2001 "2000", Hamadryad, 25: 114. Type locality: "Kobo, at base of Abor foot-hills (alt. 400 ft.)", Arunachel Pradesh, India (in region claimed by China).

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) microdiscusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 57, 121.

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

Philautus (Philautus) microdiscusBossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 40.

English Names

Kobo Bubble-nest Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 112; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 104).

Kobo Shrub Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Deepak, and Kulkarni, 2023, Fauna India Checklist, vers. 5.0 : 12).


Arunachel Pradesh, India (in region claimed by China).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: India

Endemic: India


Removed from the synonymy of Philautus jerdonii by Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 73, where it had been placed by Wolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 172. Garg, Suyesh, Das, Bee, and Biju, 2021, PeerJ, 9 (e10791): 2, doubted that either this species is actually a member of Philautus or possibly a synonym of some non-Philautus species; it is unclear which from their statement.

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