Zhangixalus amamiensis (Inger, 1947)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Zhangixalus > Species: Zhangixalus amamiensis

Rhacophorus schlegelii amamiensis Inger, 1947, Fieldiana, Zool., 32: 344. Holotype: CAS 23823, by original designation. Type locality: "Naze, Amami[shima]", Ryukyu Islands, Japan.

Rhacophorus viridis amamiensis — Kuramoto, 1977, Caryologia, 30: 333; Nishioka, Sumida, Ohta, and Suzuki, 1987, Sci. Rep. Lab. Amph. Biol. Hiroshima Univ., 9: 54. 

Zhangixalus amamiensis —  Jiang, Jiang, Ren, Wu, and Li, 2019, Asian Herpetol. Res., 10: 7, by implication; Dufresnes, Ambu, Prasad, Borzée, and Litvinchuk, 2022, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 135: 43. 

Rhacophorus (Zhangixalus) amamiensis — Mahony, Kamei, Brown, and Chan, 2024, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 74: 253, by implication. 

English Names

Amami Green Tree Frog (Rhacophorus viridis amamiensisMaeda and Matsui, 1990, Frogs Toads Japan, Ed. 2: 149; Goris and Maeda, 2004, Guide Amph. Rept. Japan: 124).


Amamioshima, Kakeromajima, Ukejima, Yorojima (see comment) and Tokunoshima Islands of the Amami Group, Ryukyu Islands, Japan. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Japan

Endemic: Japan


 Nakamura, Takahashi, and Ota, 2009, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 28: 28-33, discussed the disappearance of this species from Yoronjima in the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan. See comment under Zhangixalus viridis for access to literature for when this taxon was considered a subspecies of that one. 

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