Zhangixalus chenfui (Liu, 1945)

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

Rhacophorus chenfui Liu, 1945, J. West China Border Res. Soc., Ser. B, 15: 35. Holotype: CIB 528, by original designation. Type locality: "Hui-ting-sze ( . . .), Mount Omei [= Mount Emei], Szechwan [= Sichuan]; 3850 feet altitude", China.

Rhacophorus chenfuiTian, Jiang, Wu, Hu, Zhao, and Huang, 1986, Handb. Chinese Amph. Rept.: 65; Rao, Wilkinson, and Liu, 2006, Zootaxa, 1258: 18.

Polypedates chenfuiJiang, Hu, and Zhao, 1987, Acta Herpetol. Sinica, Chengdu, N.S.,, 6 (1): 34; Fei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 185.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) chenfuiDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77.

Rhacophorus chenfuiRao, Wilkinson, and Liu, 2006, Zootaxa, 1258: 17, by implication.

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

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

English Names

Chinese Whipping Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 113).

Chenfu's Treefrog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 284).


Central and southeastern Sichuan, extreme northern Yunnan through northern Guizhou and southern Chongqing to northwestern Hunan and southwestern Hubei; isolated populations in northwestern Fujian, southwestern Jiangxi, and northeastern Sichuan, China, 900 to 3000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


In the Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) chenfui group of Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77; see comment under Rhacophorus for dissenting opinion regarding the recognition of this group. Discussed by Liu, 1950, Fieldiana, Zool. Mem., 2: 388-391, and Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 267-269 (as Rhacophorus chenfui). See comment under Polypedates hungfuensis. Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 284-286, provided a brief account (under Rhacophorus chenfui), figure, and map. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 215, provided a brief account and illustration (as Rhacophorus chenfui). Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 452-453, provided a brief account for China including photographs of specimens. Li, Chen, Li, Lv, and Wang, 2011, Asian Herpetol. Res., Ser. 2, 2: 133, provided photographs of the holotype. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 534-535, provided an account, photographs, and a range map. Shen, 2014, Fauna Hunan, Amph.: 324–328, provided an account for Hunan, China. Jiang, Song, Liu, Zhang, Liu, Liu, Jia, and Chen, 2023, Asian Herpetol. Res., 14: 207, reported on the entire mitogenome. 

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