Philautus petersi (Boulenger, 1900)

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

Ixalus petersi Boulenger, 1900, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1900: 185. Syntypes: BMNH 1892.6.3.16 (Mount Dulit), 1895.5.1.41-42 (Great Natuna), 1899.12.8.10 and 1909.8.18.5 (Mount Penrissen), and 1947.2.27.19 (Kinabalu) according to Dring, 1987, Amphibia-Reptilia, 8: 41, 45; Bossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 35, designated BMNH 1895.5.1.41 lectotype. Type locality: "Mts. Penrissen, Dulit, and Kina Bulu [sic] in Borneo; also from Great Natuna [Island]", Borneo. Restricted by lectotype designation to to Great Natuna Island, Indonesia.

Philautus petersiBarbour, 1912, Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool., 44: 171; Van Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 275.

Rhacophorus (Philautus) petersiAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 54, 86; Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 456.

Philautus (Philautus) petersiBossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 36.

English Names

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

Peter's Bushfrog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 150; Grismer, 2012, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Seribuat Arch.: 60).


Bunguran I. (Natuna Is.), Indonesia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Indonesia

Endemic: Indonesia


In the Philautus aurifasciatus group and resurrected from the synonymy of Philautus aurifasciatus (where it had been placed by Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 341) by Dring, 1987, Amphibia-Reptilia, 8: 41, who suggested that the syntypes from Great Natuna may represent another species (this being before the restriction of the type locality to Natuna I.—DRF). See comment under Philautus aurifasciatus. See Comment under Philautus larutensis, which was long confused with this species. See account by Wostl, Riyanto, Hamidy, Kurniawan, Smith, and Harvey, 2017, Herpetol. Monogr., 31: 115–118. Herlambang, Riyanto, Munir, Hamidy, Kimura, Eto, and Mumpuni, 2022, Treubia, 49: 78, reported the species from Bunguran I., Natuna Is., Indonesia.

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