Zhangixalus franki Ninh, Nguyen, Orlov, Nguyen, and Ziegler, 2020

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

Zhangixalus franki Ninh, Nguyen, Orlov, Nguyen, and Ziegler, 2020, Eur. J. Taxon., 688: 7. Holotype: VNMN 011682, by original designation. Type locality: "VIETNAM. . .  northern Vietnam, Ha Giang Province, Quan Ba District, in the forest of Tung Vai Commune; 23002′45″ N, 104050′59″ E; elevation 1360 m a.s.l." Zoobank publication registration: FA10B7BD-A75D-4021-B8F3-F36557A76F89

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

English Names

Frank’s Tree Frog (original publication). 

Frank's Treefrog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 65). 


Known  from the vicinity of the type locality, Tung Vai Commune, Quan Ba District, Ha Giang Province, northern Vietnam, 1320 to 1360 m elevations; also reported from nearby Laoshan Nature Reserve, southern Yunnan Province, China. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of, Vietnam


In the Zhangixalus duboisi group according to the original publication. Liu, Hui, and Rao, 2020, Herpetozoa, Wien, 33: 185–189, reported the species from Laoshan Nature Reserve, Yunnan Province, China, the identification confirmed by molecular markers.  

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