Zhangixalus pinglongensis (Mo, Chen, Liao, and Zhou, 2016)

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

Rhacophorus pinglongensis Mo, Chen, Liao, and Zhou, 2016, Asian Herpetol. Res., 7: 141. Holotype:  NHMG 200903002, by original designation. Type locality: "Shiwandashan National Nature Reserve, Guangxi, China (22.457º N, 107.043º E; alt. 530 m)".  

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

English Names

Pinglong Tree Frog (original publication). 

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

Distribution

Known from southern Guangxi, China, at 1500–2000 m elevation in evergreen forest; possibly northeastern Vietnam (see comment). 

Comment

The sister taxon of Rhacophorus dorsoviridis and previously confused with that species according to the original publication. Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 65, apparently regarded, without explanation, the Rhacophorus dorsoviridis sample (JX219427) from Sa Pa, Lao Cai, Vietnam in Mo, Chen, Liao, and Zhou, 2016, Asian Herpetol. Res., 7: 139–150, to represent Rhacophorus pinglongensis. Poyarkov et al. (2021) also cited Li, Li, Murphy, Rao, and Zhang, 2012, Zool. Scripta, 41: 557–570, for records from Vietnam. However, this is confusing inasmuch as while the Rhacophorus dorsoviridis records in Li et al. (2012) may be these specimens; this was not made explicity by Poyarkov et al. (2021). 

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