Polypedates taeniatus (Boulenger, 1906)

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

Rhacophorus taeniatus Boulenger, 1906, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Ser. 2, 2: 385. Syntypes: ZSIC (1 specimen) and BMNH 1947.2.26.57; BMNH 1947.2.26.57 designated lectotype by Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 79. Type locality: "Purneah, Bengal [Bihar]", India.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) taeniatusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 108; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77.

Polypedates taeniatusAnders, Diener, and Schleich, 1998, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Contr. Herpetol. S. Asia Nepal India, 4: XXX; Anders, 2002, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Amph. Rept. Nepal: 330.

English Names

Bengal Whipping Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 113; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 116; Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 108).

Bengal Whipping Tree Frog (Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 108).

Terai Tree Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 67; Schleich, Anders, and Kästle, 2002, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Amph. Rept. Nepal: 80).

Distribution

Bengal region (Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, India and Bangladesh) to Assam and southern Nepal.

Comment

In the Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) leucomystax group of Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77; see comment under Polypedates. See account by Anders, Diener, and Schleich, 1998, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Contr. Herpetol. S. Asia Nepal India, 4: 73-86. See Ahmed and Dutta, 2000, Hamadryad, 25: 49-50, for discussion of distribution. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 181, 221-222 , provided a brief account (as Rhacophorus taeniatus). Anders, 2002, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Amph. Rept. Nepal: 330-334, provided an account, figure, and map for the Nepal population. Hegde, Roy, and Lal, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, 109: 111-112, briefly discussed the range in India. Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 108, provided a brief characterization and photograph. See Shah and Tiwari, 2004, Herpetofauna Nepal: 80, for brief account. Das and Dutta, 2007, Hamadryad, 31: 154–181, noted no larval descriptions in the literature.  Das, Basu, Converse, and Choudhury, 2012, J. Threatened Taxa, 4: 2556–2557, reported on calling sites. Deuti, Murthy, and Sethy, 2018, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, 118: 298–306, provided a record from Behala Aerodroma, south Kolkata, West Bengal, India, and reported on call of postembryonic developmental stages. Reported from extreme southwestern Nepal in the Shuklaphanta National Park by Rawat, Bhattarai, Poudyal, and Subedi, 2020, J. Threatened Taxa, 12: 11587. 

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