Zhangixalus puerensis (He, 1999)

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

Polypedates puerensis He, 1999, Sichuan J. Zool., 18: 99–100. Holotype: YU 96606, by original designation. Type locality: "Banshan, Puer County, Yunnan, China, altitude 2000 m . . . . 22° 54′ N, 101° 21′ E".

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

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

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

English Names

Puer Treefrog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 66). 


Baoshan County, western Yunnan, (near the Myanmar border) south through Longling to Puer, southwestern Yunnan, China; Lao Cai and Ha Gang in northern Vietnam on the Yunnan, China, border.  

Geographic Occurrence

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


See comments by Orlov, Lathrop, Murphy, and Ho, 2001, Russ. J. Herpetol., 8: 23, who noted that this may be conspecific with Polypedates dugritei. Li, Che, Bain, Zhao, and Zhang, 2008, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 48: 302–312, found on the basis of molecular evidence that Rhacophorus puerensis and Rhacophorus dugritei are distinct. In the Rhacophorus dugritei group of Li, Liu, Chen, Wu, Murphy, Zhao, Wang, and Zhang, 2012, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 165: 143–162, who discussed the range, phylogenetic relationships, and provided records for Vietnam. Dufresnes, Ambu, Prasad, Borzée, and Litvinchuk, 2022, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 135: 40–51, noted that this binomial covers additional cryptic species. 

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