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).

Nagercoil Whipping Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Deepak, and Kulkarni, 2023, Fauna India Checklist, vers. 5.0 : 12).


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. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: India

Endemic: India


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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