Polypedates occidentalis Das and Dutta, 2006

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

Polypedates occidentalis Das and Dutta, 2006, J. Herpetol., 40: 215. Holotype: CM 121991, by original designation. Type locality: "Charpa Forest Range, Vazhachal Forest Division (10° 5-23′ N, 76° 9-52′E), Thrissur District, Kerala State, southwestern India".

English Names

Charpa Tree Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 115).


Known from the type locality (Charpa Forest Range, Vzhachal Forest Division, Thrissur District), Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, Palghat District, both localities in Kerala, South India. See comment. 


Most similar to Polypedates crucifer according to the original publication. A very brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 57118. Das and Dutta, 2007, Hamadryad, 31: 154–181, noted no larval descriptions in the literature. Mathew and Nameer, 2012, J. Threatened Taxa, 4: 3205–3214, reported the species from the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, Palghat District, both localities in Kerala, South India, and provided some natural habitat information. Sivaprasad, 2013, Common Amph. Kerala: 154–155, provided a brief account, photograph, and dot map for Kerala, India. 

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