Polypedates impresus Yang, 2008

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

Polypedates impresus Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 109. Holotype: Number 01092, by original designation, institution of deposit not noted (presumably KIZ). Type locality: Simao City (now known as Puer), Nuozdu River Crossing, Yunnan, China, 850 m elevation.

Polypedates (Polypedates) impresus — Mahony, Kamei, Brown, and Chan, 2024, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 74: 256, by implication.

English Names

Concave-crowned Treefrog (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 527). 

Concave-crowned Tree Frog (Niyomwan, Srisom, and Pawangkhanant, 2019, Field Guide Amph. Thailand: 422).

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


Known definitely only from a few localities in Yunnan (Puer, Lüchun, Xishuangbanna) and Guangxi (Jingxin), China, Laos (Houa Phan, Phongsali, and Khoung), peninsular Thailand (Phangnga), and northeastern Vietnam (Lang So'n Province).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam


Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 527, provided an account, photographs, and a range map. Pan, Dang, Wang, Zheng, Rao, and Li, 2013, Asian Herpetol. Res., 4: 124–133, provided further support for the recognition of this species within the Polypedates leucomystax complex and discussed the complex within China and Laos. Niyomwan, Srisom, and Pawangkhanant, 2019, Field Guide Amph. Thailand: 422–423, provided a brief account (description, photographs, habitat, and range) for Thailand (in Thai). Yuan, Deng, Jiang, Klaus, Orlov, Yang, and Li, 2021, Zool. Res., Kunming, 42: 116–123 (supplemental data) provided a record from Lang So'n Province, northeastern Vietnam on the Guangxi, China, border. Buddhachat and Suwannapoom, 2018, PeerJ, 6 (e4263): supplemental data, provided the record for peninsular Thailand, genetically confirmed. 

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