Rhacophorus monticola Boulenger, 1896

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

Rhacophorus monticola Boulenger, 1896, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 17: 395. Syntypes: "several specimens"—BMNH (these being 1896.4.29.96–98, now renumbered 1947.2.8.94–96 by museum records) and NHMB according to Inger, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 545; NHMB 1188 designated lectotype by Forcart, 1946, Verh. Naturforsch. Ges. Basel, 57: 131. Type locality: "Loka, about 3500 feet, and one from the north slope of the Bonthain Peak, 2600 feet", Celebes, Indonesia.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) monticolaAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 151.

Rhacophorus schlegelii monticolaWolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 190.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) monticolusForcart, 1946, Verh. Naturforsch. Ges. Basel, 57: 131. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

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

English Names

Loka Flying Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 113).


Southwestern and central Sulawesi, Indonesia, above 1000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Indonesia

Endemic: Indonesia


Not assigned to subgenus by Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 635. Wanger, Motzke, Saleh, and Iskandar, 2011, Salamandra, 47: 17–29, reported the species from central Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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