Raorchestes bobingeri (Biju and Bossuyt, 2005)

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

Philautus bobingeri Biju and Bossuyt, 2005, Copeia, 2005: 30. Holotype: BNHM 4272, by original designation. Type locality: "at an altitude of 1030 m above sea level, from Ponmudi Hills near 'upper sanatorium' (approximately 8° 45′ N, 77° 08′ E) in Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala, India".

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

Raorchestes bobingeriBiju, Shouche, Dubois, Dutta, and Bossuyt, 2010, Curr. Sci., Bangalore, 98: 1120.

English Names

Bob Inger's Bush Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 95).


Southern Westerm Ghats of southern India: Ponmudi in Kerala and Kakachi and Sengaltheri in Tamil Nadu.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: India

Endemic: India


Possibly most closely related to Raorchestes glandulosus (as Philautus) according to the original publication. Vasudevan, Chaitra, and Aggarwal, 2007, Curr. Sci., Bangalore, 92: 281-282, criticised aspects of the original publication. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 519. Biju and Bossuyt, 2009, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 155: 374-444 [395-397], provided an account, distribution map, and discussed relationships. A brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 127. Sivaprasad, 2013, Common Amph. Kerala: 170–171, provided a brief account, photograph, and dot map for Kerala, India. 

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