Philautus namdaphaensis Sarkar and Sanyal, 1985

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

Philautus namdaphaensis Sarkar and Sanyal, 1985, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, 81: 287. Holotype: ZSIC A7177, by original designation. Type locality: "Farmbase camp [alt. 350 m], Tirap district, Arunachal Pradesh", India.

Philautus (Philautus) namdaphaensisBossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 56.

English Names

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

Namdapha Bush Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 66; Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 98).

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


Known from the Tirap and East Garo Hills districts of Arunachal Pradesh, and in Assam, India; likely to occur in similar forested montane areas in all of northeastern India.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: India

Endemic: India


Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 162-163, and Sarkar and Ray, 2006, In Alfred (ed.), Fauna of Arunachal Pradesh, Part 1: 302-303, provided brief accounts. Mathew and Sen, 2009, Cobra, Chennai, 2: 14-16, provided the East Garo Hills district record and commented on the range. Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 98-99, provided a brief characterization and a photograph. Sengupta, Hussain, Gogoi, Choudhury, Kalita, and Baruah, 2010, Hamadryad, 35: 29, provided a record for Assam, northeastern India. 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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