Raorchestes akroparallagi (Biju and Bossuyt, 2009)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Raorchestes > Species: Raorchestes akroparallagi

Philautus akroparallagi Biju and Bossuyt, 2009, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 155: 379. Holotype: BNHS 4387, by original designation. Type locality: "Ponmudi, Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala, India".

Pseudophilautus akroparallagiLi, Che, Murphy, Zhao, Zhao, Rao, and Zhang, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 53: 519. Provisional change by implication.

Raorchestes akroparallagiBiju, Shouche, Dubois, Dutta, and Bossuyt, 2010, Curr. Sci., Bangalore, 98: 1120, by implication.

English Names

Variable Bush Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 92).


Known in the Western Ghats from Athirimala, Bonakkad, Chathankod, Ponmudi, Kalpetta, Mananthavady, and Sulthanbathery (Kerala), and Kannikatti (Tamil Nadu), India, 450 to 1000 m elevation.


Confused with Raorchestes femoralis and Raorchestes glandulosus (both as Philautus) prior to its naming 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: 124. Mathew and Nameer, 2012, J. Threatened Taxa, 4: 3205–3214, reported the species from the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, Palghat District, Kerala, South India, and provided some natural habitat information. Sivaprasad, 2013, Common Amph. Kerala: 164–165, provided a brief account, photograph, and dot map for Kerala, India. 

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