Philautus vermiculatus (Boulenger, 1900)

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

Ixalus vermiculatus Boulenger, 1900, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 6: 187. Syntypes: (3 specimens) BMNH and Selangor Mus., Kuala Lumpur. BMNH 1947.2.27.43 considered holotype (implied fixation as lectotype) by Dring, 1987, Amphibia-Reptilia, 8: 47, and formally designated lectotype by Bossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 37, and described by them on page 81. Type locality: "Larut Hills at 4000 feet", Perak, Malaya (Malaysia).

Ixalus brevipes Boulenger, 1908, J. Fed. Malay States Mus., 3: 63. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.6.22 (formerly 1906.2.28.51) according to Bossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 39. Type locality: "Gunong Tahan, [Pahang,] at 3000 ft. [elevation]", Malaya, Malaysia. Synonymy by Smith, 1930, Bull. Raffles Mus., 3: 116; Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 458.

Philautus brevipesSmith, 1922, J. Fed. Malay States Mus., 10: 279.

Philautus vermiculatusSmith, 1930, Bull. Raffles Mus., 3: 115; Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 458.

Rhacophorus (Philautus) brevipesAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 54, 80.

Rhacophorus (Philautus) vermiculatusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 95.

Philautus (Philautus) vermiculatusBossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 37.

English Names

Perak Bubble-nest Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 113).

Vermiculate Bushfrog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 150).


Extreme southern peninsular Thailand and Malaya.


Discussed by Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 458-459. See accounts in Berry, 1975, Amph. Fauna Peninsular Malaysia: 95-96, and Dring, 1979, Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), Zool., 34: 208-210 (who placed it in a different group of species from Philautus aurifasciatus). Iskandar, 1998, Amph. Java Bali: 86, regarded this taxon as likely conspecific with Philautus aurifasciatus. See identification table by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 122-123, to compare this species to other rhacophorids of the Sunda Shelf region. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 150-151, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. Sumarli, Grismer, Anuar, Muin, and Quah, 2015, Check List, 11(4, Art. 1679): 14 reported specimens from Mount Tebu, Terregganu, West Malaysia, and briefly reported on their morphology and habitat.

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