Raorchestes yadongensis Zhang, Shu, Liu, Dong, and Guo, 2022

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

Raorchestes yadongensis Zhang, Shu, Liu, Dong, and Guo in Zhang, Shu, Shu, Li, Liu, Wu, Dong, and Guo, 2022, Zootaxa, 5195: 131. Holotype: YBU 21223, by original designation. Type locality: "Xiayadong Town, Yadong County, Xizang Autonomous Region, China (27.43°N, 88.92°E; ca 2260 m a.s.l)". http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:482C6ADB-EFE2-412D-802B-E277FC79F151

English Names

Yadong Bush Frog (original publication). 


Known only from the type locality (Xiayadong Town, Yadong County, Xizang Autonomous Region, China, ca. 2260 m elevation) although expected to occur in the nearby adjacent areas of western Bhutan and Sikkim, India.


The sister taxon of Raorchestes hillisi according to the original publication, on the basis of mtDNA analysis and morphological comparison.  

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