Zhangixalus hui (Liu, 1945)

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

Rhacophorus hui Liu, 1945, J. West China Border Res. Soc., Ser. B, 15: 37. Holotype: CIB 648, by original designation. Type locality: "Yen-wo-tung [= Yan-wo-tang] (. . .), Chaochiao [= Zhaojue County], Sikang [now part of Sichuan], 1100 feet altitude", China.

Polypedates zhaojuensis Wu and Zheng, 1994, Sichuan J. Zool., 13: 156. Holotype: CIB 6883, by original designation. Type locality: "Zhao jue of Sichuan", China. Type locality refined to "Qiliba", Zhaojue County, Sichuan, China by Li, Wu, and Zhao, 2006, Sichuan J. Zool., 25: 12, who made the synonymy.

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

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

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

English Names

None noted.


Known only from Zhaojue County, southern Sichuan, and Lichuan County, Hubei, China, 2000–3150 m elevation. See comment. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


Removed from the synonymy of Rhacophorus dugritei by Li, Wu, and Zhao, 2006, Sichuan J. Zool., 25: 12–16 (on the basis of karyological evidence), where it had been placed by Liu, 1950, Fieldiana, Zool. Mem., 2: 373. Li, Wu, and Zhao, 2006, Sichuan J. Zool., 25: 12–16, reported on the karyological distinctiveness of this species from the very similar Rhacophorus dugritei. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status (as Polypedates zhaojuensis) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 635. In the Rhacophorus dugritei group of Li, Liu, Chen, Wu, Murphy, Zhao, Wang, and Zhang, 2012, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 165: 143–162, who confirmed the synonymy of Polypedates zhaojuensisDufresnes and Litvinchuk, 2022, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 195: 740, disputed that the karyological characters distinguishing this taxon are sufficient to distinguish it from Zhangixalus dugritei, they replaced Zhangixalus hui into that species' synonymy. Pending additional information, Zhangixalus lshuiensis is retained here. 

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