Zhangixalus aurantiventris (Lue, Lai, and Chen, 1994)

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

Rhacophorus aurantiventris Lue, Lai, and Chen, 1994, Herpetologica, 50: 303. Holotype: NTNUB 168801, by original designation. Type locality: "Hapen Natural Reserve (24°46′N, 121°34′E...). This site lies at an elevation of 800 m on the boundary between Taipei Hsien and Ilan Hsien."

Rhacophorus aurentiventrisLue, Tu, and Hsiang, 1999, Atlas Taiwan Amph. Rept.: 50, incorrect subsequent spelling.

Zhangixalus aurentiventris — Jiang, Jiang, Ren, Wu, and Li, 2019, Asian Herpetol. Res., 10: 7. 

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

English Names

Orange-bellied Treefrog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 280).

Orange-belly Treefrog (Lue, Tu, and Hsiang, 1999, Atlas Taiwan Amph. Rept.: 50).


Known only from isolated populations throughout Taiwan, low to mid-elevations.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Taiwan

Endemic: Taiwan


Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 280-281, provided a brief account, figure, and map. Lue, Tu, and Hsiang, 1999, Atlas Taiwan Amph. Rept.: 50-51, provided a brief account. See illustration, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 538. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 822-826, provided an account, spot map, and considered this species a member of their Rhacophorus moltrechti group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 450, provided a brief account including photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 532, provided an account, photographs, and a range map. Guo, Yang, and Li, 2009, Colored Illust. Amph. Rept. Taiwan: 116–117, provided a brief account, photographs, and map. 

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