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).


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