Theloderma auratum Poyarkov, Kropachev, Gogoleva, and Orlov, 2018

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Theloderma > Species: Theloderma auratum

Theloderma auratum Poyarkov, Kropachev, Gogoleva, and Orlov, 2018, Zool. Res., Kunming, 39: 166. Holotype: ZMMU A-5828, by original designation. Type locality: "montane evergreen tropical forest in Kon Chu Rang Nature Reserve, Gia Lai Province, Tay Nguyen Plateau, central Vietnam (N14°30′19.7″, E108°32′30.0″; elevation 950 m a.s.l.)". 

English Names

Golden Bug-eyed Frog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 63).


Montane evergreen tropical forests of Tay Nguyen Plateau in the central Annamite (Truong Son) Mountains, and has been recorded in Gia Lai, Kon Tum, and Thua Thien-Hue provinces; it is anticipated that this species also occurs in the adjacent montane forests of Tay Nguyen Plateau; in particular, records from Quang Nam Province of Vietnam and Xekong Province of Laos are anticipated.


The sister taxon of Theloderma palliatum according to the original publication, where adult and larval morphology, molecular markers, and advertisement call were described. 

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