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".

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. 


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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