Theloderma stellatum Taylor, 1962

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

Theloderma stellatum Taylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 514. Holotype: EHT 35441, by original designation; now FMNH 172249 according to Inger, 1985, In Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 550. Type locality: "Khao Sebab (mt.), circa 18 km NE of Chanthaburi (town) near 'the waterfall,' Chanthaburi Prov., Thailand".

Theloderma (Stelladerma) stellatumPoyarkov, Orlov, Moiseeva, Pawangkhanant, Ruangsuwan, Vassilieva, Galoyan, Nguyen, and Gogoleva, 2015, Russ. J. Herpetol., 22: 276. 

English Names

Taylor's Bug-eyed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 114).

Purple-spotted Warted Frog (Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 152).

Chantaburi Warted Treefrog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 164).


Southern non-peninsular Thailand from Uthai Thani Province  to Nakor Ratchasrima Province and south to Trad and Chanthaburi Provinces and into the Cardomon Mountains of southwestern Cambodia and Phnom Kulen National Park of northern Cambodia (see comment). 


See comments by Inger, Orlov, and Darevsky, 1999, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 92: 42, and Vietnam record. Orlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 98, provided a statement of range in Vietnam (not assignable to Theloderma vietnamense). Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 164–165, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 41, provided specific localities for Vietnam, now assignable to Theloderma vietnamense. Stuart, Sok, and Neang, 2006, Raffles Bull. Zool., 54: 143, provided a record for hilly eastern Cambodia, now presumably assignable to Theloderma vietnamense. Stuart and Emmett, 2006, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 109: 12, provided a records for the Cadamom Mountains, southwestern Cambodia. See Orlov, Dutta, Ghate, and Kent, 2006, Russ. J. Herpetol., 13: 155–175, for brief comments. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 636, written prior to the recognition of Theloderma vietnamense. Nguyen and Nguyen, 2008, Herpetol. Notes, 1: 61–62, provided a record for Kien Giang Province, southern Vietnam, now assignable to Theloderma vietnamense.. Luu, Nguyen, Pham, Dang, Vu, Miskovic, Bonkowski, and Ziegler, 2014, Biodiversity J., 4: 285–300, reported the species in Phong Nha—Ke Bang National Park, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam, now assignable to Theloderma vietnamense. See comments by Geissler, Hartmann, Ihlow, Neang, Seng, Wagner, and Böhme, 2019, Cambodian J. Nat. Hist., 2019: 40–63, on specimens (of Theloderma cf. stellatum) collected in Phnom Kulen National Park, northern Cambodia. 

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