Zhangixalus burmanus (Andersson, 1939)

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

Polypedates (Rhacophorus) dennysii burmana Andersson, 1939 "1938", Ark. Zool., 30(23): 1. Holotype: NHRM 1858, according to Ohler, 2009, Herpetozoa, Wien, 21: 179-182, who redescribed the type. Type locality: "little village of Kambaiti situation in N. East Burma near the border of China in a highland 2,000 m above th sea-level and overgrown with dense bamboo-jungles and primeval forests", Myanmar.

Rhacophorus taronensis Smith, 1940, Rec. Indian Mus., 42: 473. Holotype: BMNH 1940.6.1.39, by original designation. Type locality: "27° 38′ N, 98° 10′ E.... Patsarlamdam", northern Myanmar. Synonymy by Ohler, 2009, Herpetozoa, Wien, 21: 179-182.

Rhacophorus gongshanensis Yang and Su, 1984, Acta Herpetol. Sinica, Chengdu, N.S.,, 3 (3): 51. Holotype: KIZ 810732, by original designation. Type locality: "Pumansao [= Pumanshao], Baoshan County, Yunnan; altitude 1880 m.", China. Synonymy with Rhacophorus taronensis by Wilkinson and Rao, 2004, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 55: 451.

Polypedates gongshanensisFei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 185.

Rhacophorus gongshanensisYang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 213; Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 280.

Rhacophorus burmanus —  Ohler, 2009, Herpetozoa, Wien, 21: 179–182.

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

English Names

Patsarlamdam Flying Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 114).

Patsarlamdam Flying Frog (Rhacophorus taronensis [no longer recognized]: Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 120).

Yunnan Flying Frog (Rhacophorus gongshanensis [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 113).

Gongshan Treefrog (Rhacophorus gongshanensis [no longer recognized]: Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 280).

Distribution

Hengduan Mountains, western Yunnan (Gaoshan, Tengchong, and Baoshan counties) and Motuo, Xizang, China, through northern Myanmar to Nagaland, northeastern India; reported from Tsirang District, Bhutan.

Comment

Not assigned to subgenus by Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77. Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 213-214, and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 278-280, provided brief accounts (as Rhacophorus gongshanensis). See also brief account (as Rhacophorus gongshanensis) by Zhao and Yang, 1997, Amph. Rept. Hengduan Mountains Region: 129-130. Ao, Bordoloi, and Ohler, 2003, Zoos' Print J., 18: 1117-1125, provided records for Nagaland, northeastern India (as Rhacophorus gongshanensis). Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 113-114, provided a brief account for Yunnan, China. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status (as Polypedates gongshanensis) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 635. Ohler, 2009, Herpetozoa, Wien, 21: 179-182, discussed the original description, redescribed the holotype, and detailed the taxonomic history. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 808-812, provided an account and a spot map for China (as Rhacophorus gongshanensis) and assigned this species to their Rhacophorus omeimontis group. Sen and Mathew, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 285: 127, provided a record from Nagaland, northeastern India (as Polypedates gongshanensis). Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 117-118, provided a brief characterization (as Rhacophorus taronensis) and photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 459, provided a brief account for China (as Rhacophorus gongshanensis) including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 542, provided an account (as Rhacophorus gongshanensis), photographs, and a range map. Sengupta and Ahmed, 2017, Herpetozoa, Wien, 29: 194–198, discussed the range and provided a dot map with explicit localities. Jiang, Jiang, Ren, Wu, and Li, 2019, Asian Herpetol. Res., 10: Table 1, provided a genetically-confirmed locality of Motuo, Xizang, China. Che, Jiang, Yan, and Zhang, 2020, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 367–372, provided a detailed account for Tibet, China. Wangyal, Bower, Sherub, Tshewang, Wangdi, Rinchen, Puntsho, Tashi, Koirala, Bhandari, Phuntsho, Koirala, Ghalley, Chaida, Tenzin, Powrel, Tshewang, Raika, Jamtsho, Kinley, Gyeltshen, Tashi, Nidup, Wangdi, Phuentsho, Norbu, Wangdi, Wangchuk, Tobgay, Dorji, and Das, 2020, Herpetol. Rev., 51: 794, tentatively identified a photograph as of this species from Bhutan.  

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