Raorchestes chromasynchysi (Biju and Bossuyt, 2009)

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

Philautus chromasynchysi Biju and Bossuyt, 2009, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 155: 407. Holotype: BNHS 4433, by original designation. Type locality: "Kurichiyarmala, Wayanad, Kerala, India".

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

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

English Names

Confusing Green Bush Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 97).


Known from the type locality on an isolated mountain at Kurichiyarmala, Wayanad, Kerala, and about 218 km to the north at Kemmanugundi, Chikkamagalura, Karnataka, in the southern Western Ghats of South India. Presumably to be found at high elevation in the intervening area.


Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Palot, 2012 "2010", Rec. Zool. Surv. India, 110: 31-35, provided a record from Kemmanugundi, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Chikkamagaluru, Karnataka, India, and provided additional description and life history information. A brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 133. Sivaprasad, 2013, Common Amph. Kerala: 180–181, provided a brief account, photograph, and dot map for Kerala, India. 

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