Rhacophorus norhayatiae Chan and Grismer, 2010

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

Rhacophorus norhayatii Chan and Grismer, 2010, Zootaxa, 2505: 42. Holotype: UKMHC 714, by original designation. Type locality: " Bunker Trail (01°51.759 N, 103°53.186 E; 20 m asl.), Gunung Panti Bird Sanctuary in the Gunung Panti Forest Reserve, Johor, Peninsular Malaysia".

Rhacophrus norhayatiaeDehling, 2011, Salamandra, 47: 133. Change to conform to Article 32.5.1 of the ICZN, 1999, Internatl. Code Zool. Nomencl., Ed. 4. Corrects the original error of forming a masculine genitive for a female person (Dr.  Norhayati Ahmad). 

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

English Names

Norhayati's Gliding Frog (original publication).

Wallace's Orange-sided Treefrog (Zug and Mulcahy, 2020 "2019", Amph. Rept. S. Tanintharyi: 66).

Norhayati’s Flying Treefrog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 61). 

Orange-sided Whipping Treefrog (Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 45). 


Peninsular Myanmar (southern Tanintharyi) and southern Thailand (Narathiwat province) to peninsular Malaysia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Indonesia, Malaysia, Malaysia, West (Peninsular), Myanmar, Thailand


Confused with Rhacophorus reinwardtii prior to its naming according to the original publication. Chan-ard, Cota, and Makchai, 2011, Amph. E. Region Thailand: 141, detailed the range in Thailand. Niyomwan, Srisom, and Pawangkhanant, 2019, Field Guide Amph. Thailand: 436–437, provided a brief account (description, photographs, habitat, and range) for Thailand (in Thai). Zug and Mulcahy, 2020 "2019", Amph. Rept. S. Tanintharyi: 66, provided a brief account for South Tanintharyi province, peninsular Myanmar. Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 45, briefly discussed identification, habitat, and range in Myanmar. 

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