Polypedates himalayensis (Annandale, 1912)

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

Rhacophorus maculatus himalayensis Annandale, 1912, Rec. Indian Mus., 8: 14. Types: ZSIC, according to Wolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 181, although not seen by him; including ZSIC 16944, according to ; MNHNP 1983.1170 designated neotype by Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 85, in response to non-availability of the ZSIC types. Type locality: "The Eastern Himalays, Assam, western China". Restricted by neotype designation to "Rakshe, 2000-2070 m, Est-Népal". The neotype set aside by the discovery of the original types by  Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: xxxx. 

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) leucomystax himalayensis — Ahl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 137.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) maculatus himalayensis — Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 84–85.

Polypedates himalayensis — Gogol and Sengupta, 2017, Das (ed.), Diversity Ecol. Amph. India: 39. 

English Names

Himalayan Tree Frog (Polypedates maculatus himalayanusDas and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 67).


Northeastern India, although currently known with confidence only from Assam, Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh. 


Removed from the synonymy of Polypedates maculatus by Gogol and Sengupta, 2017, Das (ed.), Diversity Ecol. Amph. India: 34 (who reported on call and comparative morphology) where it had been placed by Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 84–85.

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