Raorchestes ochlandrae (Gururaja, Dinesh, Palot, Radhakrishnan, and Ramachandra, 2007)

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

Philautus ochlandrae Gururaja, Dinesh, Palot, Radhakrishnan, and Ramachandra, 2007, Zootaxa, 1621: 2. Holotype: ZSI-WGFRS V/A 632, by original designation. Type locality: "Kakkayam Reserve Forest, Calicut District, Kerala State, . . . (11°33′16″ N, 75°55′12″ E, altitude 745 m above mean sea level)".

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

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

English Names

Ochlandrae Reed Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 107).

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


Currently known only from the Kakkayam Reserve Forest, Calicut District, Kerala, India, in the southern Western Ghats.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: India

Endemic: India


Most similar to Philautus griet according to the original publication. Biju and Bossuyt, 2009, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 155: 374-444 [428-429], 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: 150. Sivaprasad, 2013, Common Amph. Kerala: 200–201, provided a brief account, photograph, and dot map for Kerala, India. 

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