Romerus ocellatus (Liu and Hu, 1973)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Romerus > Species: Romerus ocellatus

Philautus ocellatus Liu and Hu in Liu, Hu, Fei, and Huang, 1973, Acta Zool. Sinica, 19: 385, 393. Holotype: CIB 64III1371, by original designation. Type locality: "Wuzhi Shan [= Mount Wuzhi], Hainan, altitude 700 m", China.

Philautus (Philautus) ocellatusBossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 53.

Aquixalus ocellatusFei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 695. See comment under Philautus.

Liuixalus ocellatusLi, Che, Murphy, Zhao, Zhao, Rao, and Zhang, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 53: 511.

Romerus ocellatus — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 262. 

English Names

Ocellated Bubble-nest Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 112).

Ocellated Small Treefrog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 256).


Hilly areas of rainforest in southern Hainan Island, China, 320-1080 m elevation; also reported from the central part of the Guangdong-Guangxi border area, China.


Related to Philautus parvulus and Philautus hazelae, (= Platymantis hazelae) according to the original publication. Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 256-257, provided a brief account, figure, and map. See photograph in Orlov, Ho, and Nguyen, 2004, Russ. J. Herpetol., 11: 60. 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: 528. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 695-698, provided an account (as Aquixalus ocellatus) for China and spot map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 434-435, provided a brief account for China (as Aquixalus ocellatus) including photographs. Shi, 2011, Amph. Rept. Fauna Hainan: 36-38, provided an account as Philautus ocellatus. Li, Chen, Li, Lv, and Wang, 2011, Asian Herpetol. Res., Ser. 2, 2: 137, provided photographs of the holotype. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 498–499, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for China that included a record from the Guangxi/Guangdong border area of China. Li, 2011, Amph. Rept. Guangdong: 66, provided a brief account, as Aquixalus ocellatus, for Guangdong, China, and photograph. Wang, Jia, Zhu, and Wang, 2021, Behavioural Proc., 189 (104423): 1–7, reported on the advertisement call.      

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