Zhangixalus zhoukaiyae (Pan, Zhang, and Zhang, 2017)

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

Rhacophorus zhoukaiyae T. Pan, Y. Zhang, and B. Zhang in Pan, Zhang, Wang, Wu, Kang, Qian, Li, Zhang, Chen, Rao, Jiang, and Zhang, 2017, Asian Herpetol. Res., 8: 6. Holotype: AHU-RhaDb-150420-01, by original designation. Type locality: "Qianping, Jinzhai, Anhui, China (31.2953°N, 115.7252°E; Elevation, 781 m a.s.l.) . . . on the Dabie Mountains". urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act: 9135258E-0841-443C-8D4D-907BB37F6858 [Note: as of 12 Jan 2024 Zoobank regards this name as unpublished; the date of publication therefore takes it date from the receipt of paper-printed copies — DRF]

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

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

English Names

Anhui Tree Frog (original publication). 


Dabie Mountains area in Jinzhai County, Anhui Province, China. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: China, People's Republic of

Endemic: China, People's Republic of


The sister taxon of Rhacophorus dorsoviridis, and previously confused with Rhacophorus nigropunctatus, according to the original publication. Dufresnes and Litvinchuk, 2022, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 195: 740, noted on the basis of 16S mtDNA distance that Zhangixalus lishuiensis and Zhangixalus zhoukaiyae are likely conspecifics.

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