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)". Zoobank publication registration: 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.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Likely/Controversially Present: Bhutan, India

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


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

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