Raorchestes menglaensis (Kou, 1990)

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

Philautus menglaensis Kou, 1990, in Zhao (ed.), From Water onto Land: 210, 212. Holotype: YU A845090, by original designation. Type locality: "Zhishihe, Mengla County, Yunnan Province, China, alt. 900 m".

Philautus (Philautus) menglaensisBossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 59.

Kirtixalus menglaensisYu, Rao, Zhang, and Yang, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 50: 578.

Aquixalus menglaensisFei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 722. See comment under Philautus.

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

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

Liuixalus menglaensis — Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 513.

English Names

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

Mengla Small Treefrog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 260).


Known only from the type locality (Zhishihe, Mengla County, Yunnan, China) and on the Chinese border of extreme northwestern Vietnam; expected in adjacent Laos and Vietnam.


Related to Philautus longchuanensis, according to the original publication. Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 260-261, provided a brief account, figure, and map. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 722-725, provided an account (as Aquixalus menglaensis) and spot map for China. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 432, provided a brief account for China (as Aquixalus menglaensis). Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 513, provided an account (as Liuixalus menglaensis), photographs, and a revised range map for China.

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