Raorchestes luteolus (Kuramoto and Joshy, 2003)

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

Philautus luteolus Kuramoto and Joshy, 2003, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 22: 52. Holotype: BNHM 4191, by original designation. Type locality: "Kirundadu, Kodagu, Karnataka, ca. 920 m in altitude", India.

Philautus neelanethrus Gururaja, Aravind, Ali, Ramachandra, Velavan, Krishnakumar, and Aggarwal, 2007, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 24: 529. Holotype: BNHS 4510, by original designation. Type locality: "Arodi, Sagar Taluk, Shimoga District, Karnataka state (14° 08′ 25″ N, 74° 47′ 44″ E), 534 m asl (meters above sea level), a moist deciduous forest patch", India. Synonymy by Biju and Bossuyt, 2009, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 155: 425.

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

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

English Names

Coorg Yellow Bush Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 103).

Blue-eyed Yellow Bush Frog (Philautus neelanethrus [no longer recognized]: Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 106).

Blue Eyed Yellow Bush Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Deepak, and Kulkarni, 2023, Fauna India Checklist, vers. 5.0 : 14).


In the Western Ghat region of South India in Karnataka (Jog Falls, Mavingundi, Kudremukh-Malleshwaram, Sakleshpur, Kempholay, Kirundadu, Madenadu, Mercara, and Muthodi), above the coastal lowlands.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: India

Endemic: India


Most similar to Philautus travancoricus, with which it was previously confused, according to the original publication. Vasudevan, Chaitra, and Aggarwal, 2007, Curr. Sci., Bangalore, 92: 281-282, criticised aspects of the original desciptioni and on the basis of the proximity of type localities implied that this may be found to be a junior synonym of Philautus tinniens. Biju and Bossuyt, 2009, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 155: 374-444 [422-425], 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: 145.

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