Rhacophorus orlovi Ziegler and Köhler, 2001

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

Rhacophorus (Leptomantis) orlovi Ziegler and Köhler, 2001, Sauria, Berlin, 23: 38. Holotype: ZFMK 71368, by original designation. Type locality: "Tieflandfeuchtwald-Schutz-gebiet Ky Anh-Ke go (Umgebung N 18° 01′, O 106° 04′), ca. 350 m NN, Provinz Ha Tinh, sudliches Nord-Vietnam".

English Names

Orlov's Treefrog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 156).

Orlov Frog (Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 40).


Lowland wet forests of Gai Lai, Nghe An, Ningh Binh, Ha Tinh, Son La, and Quang Binh provinces, Vietnam, into adjacent Laos.


Most closely related to Rhacophorus bimaculatus and Rhacophorus cyanopunctatus according to the original publication. Ziegler, Herrmann, and Köhler, 2002, Herpetol. Rev., 33: 146, discussed records in Vietnam. See comment regarding Leptomantis under Rhacophorus.Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 40, provided specific localities for Vietnam and (p. 150) a photograph. Stuart, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 478, reported a collection from Khammouan Province, Laos. Stuart, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 334-335, provided a record for Gia Lai Province, Vietnam, and briefly discussed the range. Bain, Nguyen, and Doan, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 112, provided records for Nghe An, Lao Cai, and Thue Thien-Hue provinces, Vietnam, and briefly discussed the range. Orlov, Nguyen, and Ho, 2008, Russ. J. Herpetol., 15: 67-84, provided a photograph and a key to differentiate this species from others in Vietnam. Pham, Nguyen, Ziegler, and Nguyen, 2017, Herpetol. Notes, 10: 379–381, provided records for Son La Province, Vietnam, with notes on morphology and ecology. Thongproh, Sumontha, Chuaynkern, Chuaynkern, Ratree, Duengkae, Phetcharat, Maiprom, and Ungprombundith, 2018, Maejo Internatl. J. Sci. Technol., Sansai Thailand, 12: 36–50, discussed the range and natural history of Rhacophorus jarujini (now Zhangixalus jarujini) in Thailand and noted that records of Rhacophorus orlovi from Thailand are referrable to this species. 

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