Raorchestes parvulus (Boulenger, 1893)

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

Ixalus parvulus Boulenger, 1893, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 2, 13: 339. Syntypes: (7 specimens) BMNH, MSNG, ZMH A04076-77 (according to Hallermann, 2006, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 103: 139; who noted that the total of claimed syntypes totals 8) and NHMW 16528 (according to Häupl and Tiedemann, 1978, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 2: 23); MSNG 29838A designated lectotype by Capocaccia, 1957, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 3, 69: 217. Lectotype described by Bossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 75-76. Type locality: "District of the Karin Bia-po", Myanmar.

Rhacophorus (Philautus) parvulusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 53, 70.

Philautus parvulusBourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 451.

Philautus (Philautus) parvulusDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 72.

Pseudophilautus parvulusLi, Che, Murphy, Zhao, Zhao, Rao, and Zhang, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 53: 511.

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

English Names

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

Cricket Frog (Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 158).

Dwarf Bushfrog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 148).

tiny Bubble-nest Frog (Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 36).


Sylhet Division of Bangladesh east through Myanmar and non-peninsular Thailand to northern Vietnam (ranges of Tam Dao in Vinh Phu and Bac Thai provinces, and Hoang Lien Mountais of Lao Cai and Lai Chau provinces, 700-1400 m elevation [but see comment about adjacent Chinese records below]); Xe Kong Province, Laos; Temengor Forest Reserve, Hulu Perak, Perak Darul Ridzwan, peninsular Malaysia.


Taylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 523-526, discussed the Thai populations, thought that the name might cover at least two species, and provided an account; see also Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 451-452. Heyer, 1971, Fieldiana, Zool., 58: 61–82, reported on the call from Thailand. See comments by Inger, Orlov, and Darevsky, 1999, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 92: 28. Sukumaran, 2003 "2002", Hamadryad, 27: 1-10, provided the peninsular Malaysian record. Reported for southwestern Cambodia by Ohler, Swan, and Daltry, 2002, Raffles Bull. Zool., 50: 465-481. Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 158, provided a brief characterization and photograph, which Ohler, 2003, Alytes, 21: 101, attributed to Polypedates sp. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 148-149, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 36, provided specific localities for Vietnam. Reported for Pulau Langkawi, Kadeh, northwestern West Malaysia, by Grismer, Youmans, Wood, Ponce, Wright, Jones, Johnson, Sanders, Gower, Yaakob, and Lim, 2006, Hamadryad, 30: 61-74. Stuart, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 478, provided the record for Laos. Stuart and Emmett, 2006, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 109: 11, provided a record for the Cardamom Mountains, southwestern Cambodia. Ghose and Bhuiyan, 2012, Herpetol. Rev., 43: 98-99, reported the species for Bangladesh. The record published by Yu, Liu, Hou, Li, and Yang, 2019, Zootaxa, 4577: 381–391, for Mengla County, extreme southern Yunnan, China, was subsequently suggested by Jiang, Ren, Wang, Guo, Wang, Liu, Jiang, and Li, 2020, Asian Herpetol. Res., 11: 263–281, to be Raorchestes menglaensis

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