Raorchestes leucolatus Vijayakumar, Dinesh, Prabhu, and Shanker, 2014

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

Raorchestes leucolatus Vijayakumar, Dinesh, Prabhu, and Shanker, 2014, Zootaxa, 3893: 466. Holotype: ZSI/WGRC/V/A/869, by original designation. Type locality: "a wet evergreen forest site (10.9731 N, 76.6289 E), Elivalmalai Massif (...), [Kerala,] Peninsular India".   

English Names

White Groin Bush Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Deepak, and Kulkarni, 2023, Fauna India Checklist, vers. 5.0 : 14).


Mid elevations (894–958 m) at forested sites in the Elivalmalai Massif (...) situated north of Palghat Gap in the Western Ghats, Kerala, India. See comment for Tamil Nadu specimens. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: India

Endemic: India


 Ganesh and Arumugam, 2016, Russ. J. Herpetol., 23: 10, briefly discussed specimens of a similar species (as Raorchestes cf leucolatus) from the Kolli and Shevaroy hills, Tamil Nadu, India. 

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