Raorchestes gryllus (Smith, 1924)

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

Philautus gryllus Smith, 1924, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1924: 225, 231. Holotype: M. Smith 4962, by original designation; now BMNH 1947.2.5.95 (formerly 1924.1.31.5) according to Bossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 44. Type locality: "Langbian Peaks, alt. 2000 m., Langbian Plateau, S. Annam", Vietnam.

Rhacophorus (Philautus) gryllusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 92.

Philautus gryllus — Inger, 1985, In Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 529.

Philautus (Philautus) gryllusBossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 44.

Pseudophilautus gryllusLi, Che, Murphy, Zhao, Zhao, Rao, and Zhang, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 53: 511.

Raorchestes gryllusBiju, Shouche, Dubois, Dutta, and Bossuyt, 2010, Curr. Sci., Bangalore, 98: 1120.

English Names

Langbian Bubble-nest Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 112).


Southern Annam (Lam Dong, Dac Lac, Gia Lai, and Kon Tum provinces) and Tonkin region (Lao Cai, Cao Bang, Vinh Phu, and Bac Thai provinces), Vietnam; Sepian, Boloven Highlands, Champasak Province, Laos.


See account by Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 459–461.Orlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 95, commented on the Vietnamese distribution. Teynié, David, Ohler, and Luanglath, 2004, Hamadryad, 29: 35, provided a record and comments for Laos. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 35, provided specific localities for Vietnam. Orlov, Poyarkov, Vassilieva, Ananjeva, Nguyen, Sang, and Geissler, 2012, Russ. J. Herpetol., 19: 47–51, discussed the species in Vietnam and cautioned about identifications.

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