Zhangixalus yinggelingensis (Chou, Lau, and Chan, 2007)

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

Rhacophorus yinggelingensis Chou, Lau, and Chan, 2007, Raffles Bull. Zool., 55: 158. Holotype: NMNS 4091, by original designatio. Type locality: "CHINA: Hainan Island: Yinggeling: Mahuoling: 18° 57′ 23.4″ N 109° 23′ 02.1″ E, at an elevation of 1,300 m".

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

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

English Names

Yinggelin Treefrog (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 476).


Known only from elevations at or above 1300 m in primary rainforest in the Yinggeling Mountains of Hainan, China.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


Similary to Rhacophorus dennysi according to the original publication. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 865-867, 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.: 476-477, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Shi, 2011, Amph. Rept. Fauna Hainan: 61, provided an account. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 563, provided an account, photographs, and a range map. Yuan, Yang, and Jiang, 2022, Pakistan J. Zool., 54: 2417–2423, confirmed the placement of this species in Zhangixalus with molecular markers. 

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