Rhacophorus laoshan Mo, Jiang, Xie, and Ohler, 2008

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

Rhacophorus laoshan Mo, Jiang, Xie, and Ohler, 2008, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 11: 86. Holotype: GXNHM 2005081, by original designation. Type locality: "Cenwangloashan Nature Reserve (Guangxi, China) . . . (106° 24′ 8.22″ E, 24° 29′ 1.98″ N) at 1389 m altitude".

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

English Names

Laoshan Treefrog (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 462).


Known only from the type locality (Cenwangloashan Nature Reserve, western Guangxi, China, 1389 m elevation) and Gulinging Provincial Nature Reserve, eastern Yunnan, China. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


In the Rhacophorus reinwardtii group, and most similar to Rhacophorus hoangliensis, according to the original publication. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 771-774,, provided an account and a spot map and assigned this species to their Rhacophorus verrucopus group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 4623, provided a brief account for China including photographs of specimens. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 546, provided an account, photographs, and a range map. Yuan, Yang, and Jiang, 2022, Pakistan J. Zool., 54: 2417–2423, provided a tree based on four mtDNA genes of representative species that places Rhacophorus laoshan as the sister of a clade composed of Rhacophorus verrucopus, Rhacophorus orlovi, and Rhacophorus bipunctatus. Song, Airenda, Lan, Zhang, Liu, Li, Tie, Chen, Duan, and Yuan, Sichuan J. Zool., 41: 664–665, provided a record from Gulinqing Provincial Nature Reserve (103°57'30"E, 22°49'26"N) in Maguan County, Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China. 

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