Rhacophorus tuberculatus (Anderson, 1871)

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

Polypedates tuberculatus Anderson, 1871, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 40: 26. Type(s): Not stated; ZSIC 10152–56 are syntypes according to Sclater, 1892, List Batr. Indian Mus.: 16. Type locality: "Seebsaugor [= Sibsagar], Assam", India.

Rhacophorus tuberculataBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 86.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) tuberculatusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 156.

Rhacophorus schlegelii tuberculatusWolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 197.

Rhacophorus tuberculatus — Inger, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 548.

English Names

Warty Flying Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 114; Li, Zhao, and Dong, 2010, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 65).

Tuberculate Tree Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 67; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 121; Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 118; Li, Zhao, and Dong, 2010, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 65).

Round-tubercled Treefrog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 278).


Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, and West Bengal (India) and southeastern Tibet (China); possibly into Nepal, Bhutan, and northern Myanmar.


Not assigned to subgenus by Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77. Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 278–279, provided a brief account, figure, and map. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 181, 222 provided a brief account. Das and Dutta, 2007, Hamadryad, 31: 154–181, noted no larval descriptions in the literature. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 802–806, provided an account for China, a spot map, and placed this species in their Rhacophorus maximus group. Sen, 2004, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, 102: 108, provided a state record for Meghalaya, India. Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 118–119, provided a brief characterization and photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 473, provided a brief account for China. Li, Zhao, and Dong, 2010, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 65, provided an account for Xizang, China. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 558, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for China. Che, Jiang, Yan, and Zhang, 2020, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 385–393, provided a detailed account for Tibet, China.  

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