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; MNHNP 1983.1170 invalidly designated neotype by Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 85, in response to apparent non-availability of the ZSIC types. The neotype designation set aside by the discovery of the original types by Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: xxxx. ZSIC 16944 designated lectotype by Saikia, Bora, Sinha, and Purkayastha, 2020, Reptiles & Amphibians, 27: 517,  Type locality: "The Eastern Himalays, Assam, western China". Invalidly restricted by neotype designation to "Rakshe, 2000-2070 m, Est-Népal". Lectotype from "Kobo, alt. 4000 ft . . . . Abor Hills", Jonai Sub-Division, Dhemaji District, Assam, India" according to Saikia, Bora, Sinha, and Purkayastha, 2020, Reptiles & Amphibians, 27: 517. 

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

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

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

English Names

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

Distribution

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

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Polypedates maculatus by Gogoi 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. Saikia, Bora, Sinha, and Purkayastha, 2020, Reptiles & Amphibians, 27: 517–518, discussed the location of the type locality and the nomenclatural history of the species.

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