Raorchestes travancoricus (Boulenger, 1891)

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

Ixalus travancoricus Boulenger, 1891, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 8: 291. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.6.20 (formerly 1891.7.2.15) according to Inger, 1985, In Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 532. Type locality: "Bodanaikanur [= Bedaraikanur = Bodinaikenur= Bodinayakanur], Travancore, at the foot of the hills on the eastern side", Tamil Nadu, India.

Rhacophorus (Philautus) travancoricusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 54, 79.

Philautus travancoricusGorham, 1974, Checklist World Amph.: 167; Inger, 1985, In Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 532.

Philautus (Philautus) travancoricusBossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 33.

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

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

English Names

Travancore Bubble-nest Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 113).

Travancore Bush Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 67; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 111).

Travancore Tree Frog (Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 169).


Southern Western Ghats Region of Tamil Nadu, southwestern India, at Bodinayakkanur, Vandiperiyar, and Vagaman, extending into adjacent Kerala (see comment).


Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 169, 220, provided a brief account. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 142. Biju and Bossuyt, 2009, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 155: 374–444 [436–438], 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: 159. Sivaprasad, 2013, Common Amph. Kerala: 54–55, provided a brief account, photograph, and dot map for Kerala, India, providing an imprecise record for that state.  

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