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". Zoobank publication registration: 7021B266-C54A-4E64-8645-AACCBFBB1A72

English Names

Fast-calling Shrub Frog (original publication; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Deepak, and Kulkarni, 2023, Fauna India Checklist, vers. 5.0 : 13).


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).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: India

Endemic: India


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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