Raorchestes ghatei Padhye, Sayyed, Jadhav, and Dahanukar, 2013

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

Raorchestes ghatei Padhye, Sayyed, Jadhav, and Dahanukar, 2013, J. Threatened Taxa, 5: 4915. Holotype: BNHS 5579, by original designation. Type locality: "Chalkewadi (17.59°N & 73.84°E, 1082m), Satara, Maharashtra, India". Zoobank publication registration: F43734EB-1B67-48FC-949A-77DD7507056D

English Names

Ghate's Shrub Frog (original publication). 

Ghate's Bush Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Deepak, and Kulkarni, 2023, Fauna India Checklist, vers. 5.0 : 13).


Semi-evergreen forests  in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra; currently known from Jaichiwadi in the south and Taleghar near Bhimashankar in the north. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: India

Endemic: India


Formerly confused with Raorchestes bombayensis and the sister taxon of Raorchestes bombayensis + Raorchestes tuberohumerus according to the original publication. Sreekumar and Dinesh, 2020, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, 120: 33–40, discussed the range in Maharashtra, India, in terms of agro-climatic zones.  

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