Raorchestes sanjappai Garg, Suyesh, Das, Bee, and Biju, 2021

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

Raorchestes sanjappai Garg, Suyesh, Das, Bee, and Biju, 2021, PeerJ, 9 (e10791): 36. Holotype: BNHS 6099, by original publication. Type locality: "Periya (11.8342° N, 75.8574° E, 750 m asl), Wayanad district, Kerala State, India". Zoobank publication registration: 7021B266-C54A-4E64-8645-AACCBFBB1A72

English Names

Sanjappa’s Shrub Frog (original publication). 

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


Endemic to the Western Ghats and currently known only from an elevation of about 750 m  at its type locality (Periya) that lies north of Palghat gap in the Wayanad district of Kerala State, India. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: India

Endemic: India


In the Raorchestes chromasynchysi group and the sister taxon of Raorchestes vellikkannan according to the original publication, where the external morphology, vocalization, range, and habitat were discussed. 

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