Zhangixalus hungfuensis (Liu and Hu, 1961)

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

Rhacophorus hungfuensis Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 269. Holotype: CIB 570960, by original designation. Type locality: Hongfoshan, Guanxian [now Dujiangyan Shi], Sichuan, China.

Polypedates hungfuensisJiang, Hu, and Zhao, 1987, Acta Herpetol. Sinica, Chengdu, N.S.,, 6 (1): 34; Fei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 187.

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

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

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

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

English Names

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

Huangfu Treefrog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 286).

Hungfu Whipping Frog (Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 37).


Distantly isolated populations in Sichuan and Guangxi, China, presumably to be found in Yunnan; Fansipan (mountain), Lao Cai Province, Vietnam.

Geographic Occurrence

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


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. Closely related to Polypedates chenfui, according to the original publication. Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 286-288, provided a brief account, map, and figure. Orlov, Lathrop, Murphy, and Ho, 2001, Russ. J. Herpetol., 8: 36-38, discussed the Vietnam record (as Polypedates cf. hungfuensis). Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 218, provided a brief account and illustration (as Rhacophorus hungfuensis). Zhang and Wen, 2000, Amph. Guangxi: 126, provided an account for Guangxi. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 850-853, provided an account, spot map for China, and considered this species a member of their Rhacophorus dugritei group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 460, provided a brief account for China including photographs of specimens and habitat. Li, Chen, Li, Lv, and Wang, 2011, Asian Herpetol. Res., Ser. 2, 2: 133, provided photographs of the holotype. In the Rhacophorus dugritei group of Li, Liu, Chen, Wu, Murphy, Zhao, Wang, and Zhang, 2012, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 165: 143-162. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 544, provided an account, photographs, and a revised range map that implies that records for Vietnam and Guanxi, China, may rest on misidentifications. 

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