Raorchestes hassanensis (Dutta, 1985)

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

Philautus montanus Rao, 1937, Proc. Indian Acad. Sci., Ser. B, 6: 415. Holotype: CCB, now lost according to Dubois, 1984, Alytes, 3: 157. BMNH 1947.2.26.98 (formerly 1874.4.29.1202) designated neotype by Bossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 51. Type locality: "Hills of Kempholey, Hassan", Karnataka, India. Junior primary homonym of Philautus montanus Taylor, 1920, when in Philautus

Philautus hassanensis Dutta, 1985, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 82: 220. Replacement name for Philautus montanus Rao, 1937.

Raorchestes hassanensis Abraham, Zachariah, and Cyriac, 2015, Zootaxa, 4048: 95. 

English Names

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

Hassan Bush Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 66; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 99; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Deepak, and Kulkarni, 2023, Fauna India Checklist, vers. 5.0 : 13).


Known onlyfrom the type locality (Hills of Kempholey, Hassan) and nearby in the Chikkamagaluru District of Karnata, India. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: India

Endemic: India


Removed from the synonymy of Raorchestes flaviventris by Abraham, Zachariah, and Cyriac, 2015, Zootaxa, 4048: 95, where it had been placed by Bossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 51.

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