Rhacophorus pseudomalabaricus Vasudevan and Dutta, 2000

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

Rhacophorus pseudomalabaricus Vasudevan and Dutta, 2000, Hamadryad, 25: 23. Holotype: BNHM 3095, by original designation. Type locality: "Andiparai Shola, 1,190 m above msl in Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu, India".

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

English Names

Anaimalai Flying Frog (Daniels, 2005, Amph. Peninsular India: 176).

False Malabar Gliding Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 119).

Anaimalai Tree Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Deepak, and Kulkarni, 2023, Fauna India Checklist, vers. 5.0 : 15).


Elevations above 955 m in the Anamalai Hill range of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, India.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: India

Endemic: India


Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 204-205, provided a brief account. Daniels, 2005, Amph. Peninsular India: 176-178, provided an account. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 540. Srinivas, Bhupathy, and Sakthivel, 2009, Herpetol. Rev., 40: 362, provided a range extension in Kerala, India, and commented on the range. Das and Dutta, 2007, Hamadryad, 31: 154–181, noted no larval descriptions in the literature. Biju, Kamei, Mahony, Thomas, Garg, Sircar, and Suyesh, 2013, Zootaxa, 3636: 257–289, rediagnosed the species, discussed the range, and provided notes on reproductive behavior. A brief characterization, photograph, and dot map provided by Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 165. Mathew and Nameer, 2012, J. Threatened Taxa, 4: 3205–3214, reported the species from the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, Palghat District, Kerala, South India, and provided some natural habitat information. Sivaprasad, 2013, Common Amph. Kerala: 218–219, provided a brief account, photograph, and dot map for Kerala, India. Srinivas and Bhupathy, 2013, J. Threatened Taxa, 5: 4973–4978, reported the species from the Meghamalai area of western Tamil Nadu, India, in the Western Ghats. Raj, Vasudevan, Aggarwal, Dutta, Sahoo, Mahapatra, Sharma, Janani, Kar, and Dubois, 2023, Alytes, 39–40: 120–123, reported on larval morphology of specimens from Tamil Nadu, India. 

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