Zhangixalus viridis (Hallowell, 1861)

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

Polypedates viridis Hallowell, 1861 "1860", Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 12: 500. Holotype: Not stated; USNM 25397 according to Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 71. Type locality: "Loo-Choo" (= Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands), Japan.

Rhacophorus viridisBoulenger, 1887, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1887: 149.

Polypedates viridisStejneger, 1907, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 58: 147.

Polypedates schlegelii viridisVan Denburgh, 1912, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 3: 202.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) viridisAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 151. Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77.

Rhacophorus schlegelii viridisWolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 192; Inger, 1947, Fieldiana, Zool., 32: 344-345.

Rhacophorus viridisOkada, 1966, Fauna Japon., Anura: 166.

Rhacophorus viridis viridis — Kuramoto, 1977, Caryologia, 30: 333; Nishioka, Sumida, Ohta, and Suzuki, 1987, Sci. Rep. Lab. Amph. Biol. Hiroshima Univ., 9: 54. 

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

English Names

Okinawa Green Tree Frog (Rhacophorus viridis viridis: Maeda and Matsui, 1990, Frogs Toads Japan, Ed. 2: 153; Goris and Maeda, 2004, Guide Amph. Rept. Japan: 123).

Green Flying Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 114).

Distribution

Okinawajima, Iheyajima and Kumejima Islands of the Okinawa Group, central Ryukyus, Japan.

Comment

In the Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) schlegelii group of Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77; see comment under Rhacophorus for dissenting opinion regarding the recognition of this group. See account by Okada, 1966, Fauna Japon., Anura: 166-171. See Kuramoto, 1979, Japan. J. Herpetol., 8: 11-13, for discussion of two subspecies (now considered different species, Zhangixalus amamiensis and Zhangixalus viridis). Nishioka, Sumida, Ohta, and Suzuki, 1987, Sci. Rep. Lab. Amph. Biol. Hiroshima Univ., 9: 53-96, rejected the status of this species a subspecies of Rhacophorus schlegeli and provided electrophoretic evidence the distinctiveness of the two subspecies (now Zhangixalus amamiensis and Zhangixalus viridis). Maeda and Matsui, 1990, Frogs Toads Japan, Ed. 2: 146-153, provided accounts. Goris and Maeda, 2004, Guide Amph. Rept. Japan: 123-127, provided accounts, maps, and photographs.

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