Raorchestes sanctisilvaticus (Das and Chanda, 1997)

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

Philautus sanctisilvaticus Das and Chanda, 1997, Hamadryad, 22: 21. Holotype: ZSIC A1778, by original designation. Type locality: "Kapildhara Falls, Amarkantak (23° 10′ N; 81° 70′ E), ca. 190 km SE Jabalpur City, Shahdol, Jabalpur District, Madhya Pradesh, central India."

Philautus sanctipalustris Das and Chanda, 1997, Hamadryad, 22: 24. Error for Philautus sanctisilvaticus according to Bossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 61.

Philautus terebrans Das and Chanda, 1998, J. South Asian Nat. Hist., 3: 105. Holotype: USNM 239428, by original designation. Type locality: "Peddavalasa (17°47′ N; 82°16′ E), ca. 1,000 m altitude, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh State, south-eastern India". Synonymy by Mirza, Warekar, Mohapatra, Raju, Pratil, Dutta, and Pal, 2019, Zootaxa, 4683: 563. 

Philautus (Philautus) terebrans — Bossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 59.

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

Philautus similipalensis Dutta, 2003, Russ. J. Herpetol., 10: 26. Holotype: ZSIC A 9061, by original designation. Type locality: "Gurguria, ca. 770 m altitude, proposed Similipal Biosphere Reserve (21° 44′ N; 86° 8′ E), Orissa state, south-eastern India, . . . , from below rotten Sal leaves near the river bank Khairi". Synonymy by Mirza, Warekar, Mohapatra, Raju, Pratil, Dutta, and Pal, 2019, Zootaxa, 4683: 563. 

Pseudophilautus terebrans — Li, Che, Murphy, Zhao, Zhao, Rao, and Zhang, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 53: 519. Provisional arrangement and by implication.

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

Raorchestes sanctisilvaticus — Mirza, Warekar, Mohapatra, Raju, Pratil, Dutta, and Pal, 2019, Zootaxa, 4683: 563. 

English Names

Sacred Grove Bush Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 66; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 108).

Boring Bush Frog (Raorchestes terebrans [no longer recognized]: Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 67; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 110).

Similipal Bush Frog (Philautus similipalensis [no longer recognized]: Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 109).

Distribution

Widespread across the northern Eastern Ghats and Deccan Peninsula from Orissa and eastern Madhya Pradesh south.

Comment

Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 199 (as Philautus sanctisylvaticus) and 200 (as Raorchestes terebrans), provided a brief account. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 531. See Mirza, Warekar, Mohapatra, Raju, Pratil, Dutta, and Pal, 2019, Zootaxa, 4683: 563-576, for revisionary discussion.  Deuti, Sethy, and Ray, 2014, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, 114: 136–137, provided a  brief account.

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