Theloderma baibungense (Jiang, Fei, and Huang, 2009)

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

Aquixalus baibungensis Jiang, Fei, and Huang In Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 710. Holotype: CIB 20030147, by original designation. Type locality: "Baibung of Medog Co. (29.11° N, 95.10° E. ), Xizang, China, 850 m". Gender disagreement. 

Theloderma baibengensisFrost, 2010, Amph. Spec. World, vers. 5.4. Provisional placement based on statement of relationship to Philautus albopunctatus. Incorrect subsequent spelling of species name. 

Aquixalus baibungensisFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 426. 

Theloderma (Theloderma) baibengense — Poyarkov, Orlov, Moiseeva, Pawangkhanant, Ruangsuwan, Vassilieva, Galoyan, Nguyen, and Gogoleva, 2015, Russ. J. Herpetol., 22: 276. Gender correction; incorrect subsequent spelling. 

Theloderma baibungense — Hou, Yu, Chen, Liao, Zhang, Chen, Li, and Orlov, 2017, Russ. J. Herpetol., 24: 116. 

English Names

Baibung Small Treefrog (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 426).

Distribution

Known only from the type locality (Beibung, Medog County, Tibet, China);to Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Mizoram, and Nagaland (northeastern India), as well as Lawachara National Park, Sylhet Division, northeastern Bangladesh. Likely to extend into Chin state, western Myanmar. 

Comment

The placement in Theloderma is provisional, based on the inclusion by Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 712, Theloderma within Aquixalus, and that statement that Aquixalus beibengensis is close to Aquixalus albopunctatus (now a synonym of Theloderma asperum). Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 425-383, provided a brief account (as Aquixalus baibungensis) including photographs of specimens. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 504, provided an account (as Aquixalus baibungensis), photographs, and a range map for China. In the subgenus Theloderma, Theloderma asperum species group of Poyarkov, Orlov, Moiseeva, Pawangkhanant, Ruangsuwan, Vassilieva, Galoyan, Nguyen, and Gogoleva, 2015, Russ. J. Herpetol., 22: 276. Hou, Yu, Chen, Liao, Zhang, Chen, Li, and Orlov, 2017, Russ. J. Herpetol., 24: 117, noted that earlier records of Theloderma asperum from northeastern India are referable to Theloderma baibungense. See comments by Hakim, Trageser, Ghose, Das, Rashid, and Rahman, 2020, Check List, 16: 1239–1268, who reported the species from Lawachara National Park, Sylhet Division, northeastern Bangladesh. Che, Jiang, Yan, and Zhang, 2020, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 395–398, provided a detailed account for Tibet, China. Biakzuala, Muansanga, Decemson, Hmar, Malsawmdawngliana, Mathipi, and Lalremsanga, 2022, Reptiles & Amphibians, 29: 66–70, discussed systemaatics, the range, and provided a new, genetically confirmed, record from Mizoram, northeastern India. 

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