Raorchestes drutaahu Garg, Suyesh, Das, Bee, and Biju, 2021

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

Raorchestes drutaahu Garg, Suyesh, Das, Bee, and Biju, 2021, PeerJ, 9 (e10791): 11. Holotype: BNHS 6088, by original designation. Type locality: "Kadalar (10.1311° N, 77.0005° E, 1,430 m asl), Munnar, Idukki district, Kerala State, India". http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:4B07924D-80B3-468B-8C35-C3A8C3001E23

English Names

Fast-calling Shrub Frog (original publication). 


Endemic to the Western Ghats and currently known only from elevations ranging between 1000 to 1450 m elevation at two localities in Kerala, India: Kadalar in Idukki district (south of Palghat gap) and Siruvani in Palakkad district (north of Palghat gap).


In the Raorchestes varius group, the sister taxon of Raorchestes coonoorensis, according to the original publication, where the external morphology and vocalization were described. 

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