Polypedates zed (Dubois, 1987)

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

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) zed Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 86. Holotype: MNHNP 1983.1141, by original designation. Type locality: "Narayanghat, 310 m, Terai du Centre-Nepal".

Polypedates zedAnders, 2002, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Amph. Rept. Nepal: 330.

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

English Names

Narayanghat Whipping Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 113; Schleich, Anders, and Kästle, 2002, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Amph. Rept. Nepal: 80).

Nepalese Tree Frog (Shah and Tiwari, 2004, Herpetofauna Nepal: 81).


Known only from the type locality (Narayanghat, Chitwan District, central Nepal), although presumably in adjacent India.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Nepal

Endemic: Nepal


In the Rhacophorus leucomystax group according to the original publication. Anders, 2002, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Amph. Rept. Nepal: 334-336, provided an account, figure, and map for the Nepal population. See Shah and Tiwari, 2004, Herpetofauna Nepal: 81, for brief account. Not mentioned by Khatiwada, Wang, Zhao, Xie, and Jiang, 2021, Asian Herpetol. Res., 12: 1–35, in their list of Nepal amphibians.

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