Polypedates insularis Das, 1995

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

Polypedates insularis Das, 1995, Hamadryad, 20: 20. Holotype: ZSIC A8731, by original designation. Type locality: "circa 2 km E mouth of Galathea River, Galathea National Park, Great Nicobar India".

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

English Names

Nicobarese Tree Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 67; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 112).

Nicobar Tree Frog (Harikrishnan and Vasudevan, 2018, Alytes, 36:259). 


Nicobar Islands (Great Nicobar, Little Nicobar, and Pilo Milo Island), India, below 500 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: India

Endemic: India


Most similar to Polypedates leucomystax according to the original publication. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 199-200, provided a brief account. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 93, provided systematic notes, access to literature, and range, and noted that records of Polypedates leucomystax from the Nicobars are based on this species. Das and Dutta, 2007, Hamadryad, 31: 154–181, noted no larval descriptions in the literature. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 537. Harikrishnan and Vasudevan, 2018, Alytes, 36: 259–260, commented on the distribution and natural history in the Nicobar Islands, India. 

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