Raorchestes griet (Bossuyt, 2002)

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

Philautus griet Bossuyt, 2002, J. Herpetol., 36: 657. Holotype: IRSNB 1918, by original designation; corrected to IRSNB 1919, by Biju and Bossuyt, 2009, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 155: 416. Type locality: "Munnar (10° 05′ N, 77° 03′ E), altitude approximately 1500 m, Kerala, Western Ghats, India".

Pseudophilautus grietLi, Che, Murphy, Zhao, Zhao, Rao, and Zhang, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 53: 519.

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

English Names

Griet Bush Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 101).


Western Ghats south of Palghat Gap in Kerala (Devikulam, Munnar, and Vagaman) and Tamil Nadu (Valparai), India.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: India

Endemic: India


The sister taxon of Pseudophilautus charius (as Philautus) according to the original publication. See comment under Pseudophilautus ochlandrae. 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: 524. Biju and Bossuyt, 2009, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 155: 374-444 [415-416] 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: 140. Sivaprasad, 2013, Common Amph. Kerala: 186–187, provided a brief account, photograph, and dot map for Kerala, India. Srinivas and Bhupathy, 2013, J. Threatened Taxa, 5: 4973–4978, reported the species from the Meghamalai area of western Tamil Nadu, India, in the Western Ghats.

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