Polypedates discantus Rujirawan, Stuart, and Aowphol, 2013

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Polypedates > Species: Polypedates discantus

Polypedates discantus Rujirawan, Stuart, and Aowphol, 2013, Zootaxa, 3702: 554. Holotype. ZMKU AM 00992, by original designation. Type locality: "Thung Tam Sao, Hat Yai District, Songkhla Province, Thailand, N 06° 56’ 24.9’’ E 100°15’ 15.8’’, 61 m elevation". 

English Names

Malayan Slender Treefrog (Milto, 2014, Russ. J. Herpetol., 21: 271). 

Malayan Whipping Frog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 59). 

Distribution

Known from the type locality in southern peninsular Thailand, including adjacent Phi Phi Archipelago, South Tanintharyi, peninsular Myanmar, and from Ulu Gombak, Hut Lip, Kanching Selangor, Kenaboi, Negeri Sembilan, Endau Rompin, Johor, Temerloh, and Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia.  

Comment

Confused previously with Polypedates leucomystax according to the original publication. Reported from the Phi Phi Archipelago of peninsular Thailand by Milto, 2014, Russ. J. Herpetol., 21: 271. Zug, Mulcahy, Vindum, and Wilkinson, 2018, Alytes, 36: 270, provided a record for South Tanintharyi, Myanmar. Zug and Mulcahy, 2020 "2019", Amph. Rept. S. Tanintharyi: 61, provided a brief account for South Tanintharyi, peninsular Myanmar. Hui, Ngadi, Md-Zain, Md-Zairi, and Abdul-Latiff, 2020, Biodiversitas, 21: 2425–2429, reported the species from Pulau Tinggi, off the southeastern coast of peninsular Malaysia. See also Sutthiwisesa, Taksintum, Arunyawat, Sangthong, and Jantrarotai, 2020, Agr. Nat. Res., Thailand, 54: 1–8, reported on the cryptic diversity within the Polypedates leucomystax complex, including this species, in Thailand.   

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