Zhangixalus yaoshanensis (Liu and Hu, 1962)

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

Rhacophorus yaoshanensis Liu and Hu, 1962, Acta Zool. Sinica, 14 (Supplement): 96, 104. Holotype: CIB 620016, by original designation. Type locality: "Ling-ban, Yaoshan, Kwangsi [= Guangxi]", China.

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

Polypedates yaoshanensisFei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 185.

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

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

English Names

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

Yaoshan Treefrog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 288).


Dayaoshan Ranges, northeastern Guangxi Province, China, 800-1500 m elevation, generally found in the proximity of permanent pools.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


In the Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) chenfui group of Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77. Related to "Rhacophorus chenfui" according to the original publication. Tian, Jiang, Wu, Hu, Zhao, and Huang, 1986, Handb. Chinese Amph. Rept.: 65, Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 288-291, Zhao and Adler, 1993, Herpetol. China: 159; and Rao, Wilkinson, and Liu, 2006, Zootaxa, 1258: 18, provided brief accounts (as Rhacophorus yaoshanensis). Zhang and Wen, 2000, Amph. Guangxi: 132, provided an account for Guangxi. See illustration, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Polypedates yaoshanensis) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 537. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 862-864, provided an account, spot map, and considered this species a member of their Rhacophorus dugritei group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 476, provided a brief account for China including photographs of specimens. Li, Chen, Li, Lv, and Wang, 2011, Asian Herpetol. Res., Ser. 2, 2: 134, provided photographs of the holotype. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 562, provided an account, photographs, and a range map. Chen, Liao, Zhou, Mo, and Huang, 2018, Zootaxa, 4379: 484–496, discussed the status and natural history of the species and its recollection at the type locality for the first time in 50 years. 

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