Rhacophorus helenae Rowley, Tran, Hoang, and Le, 2012

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Rhacophorus > Species: Rhacophorus helenae

Rhacophorus helenae Rowley, Tran, Hoang, and Le, 2012, J. Herpetol., 46: 480. Holotype: AMS R 173230. Type locality: "on a fallen tree 0.2 m above ground next to a trail in disturbed mixed evergreen, deciduous, and bamboo forest in Nui Ong Nature Reserve, Binh. Thuan Province, Vietnam (11.0175° N, 107.7241° E, 158 m)".

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) helenae — Mahony, Kamei, Brown, and Chan, 2024, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 74: 253, by implication. 

English Names

Helen’s Flying Treefrog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 60). 


Known only from Nui Ong Nature Reserve (Binh Thuan Province) and Tan Phu Forest (Dong Nai Province), two fragments, 30 km apart, of low elevation, disturbed, mixed-forest in a highly modified agricultural landscape in southern Vietnam.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Vietnam

Endemic: Vietnam


Most similar to Rhacophorus kio according to the original publication. See account, photograph, and map for Vietnam in Vassilieva, Galoyan, Poyarkov, and Geissler, 2016, Photograph. Field Guide Amph. Rept. Lowland S. Vietnam: 120–121. Vassilieva, Gogoleva, and Poyarkov, 2016, Zootaxa, 4127: 515–536, reported on vocal repertoire and larval morphology.  

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