Raorchestes travancoricus

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Neobatrachia

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Chordata Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Amphibia
Subclassis: Lissamphibia
Ordo: Anura
Subordo: Neobatrachia

Familia: Rhacophoridae
Subfamilia: Rhacophorinae
Genus: Raorchestes
Species: † Raorchestes travancoricus

Name[edit]

Raorchestes travancoricus (Boulenger, 1891)

Type locality: "Bodanaikanur [= Bedaraikanur = Bodinaikenur= Bodinayakanur], Travancore, at the foot of the hills on the eastern side", Tamil Nadu, India.

Holotype: BM 1947.2.6.20.

Synonyms[edit]

  • Ixalus travancoricus Boulenger, 1891
  • Rhacophorus (Philautus) travancoricus — [Ahl]], 1931
  • Philautus travancoricusGorham, 1974
  • Philautus (Philautus) travancoricusBossuyt & Dubois, 2001
  • Pseudophilautus travancoricus — Li, Che, Murphy, Zhao, Zhao, Rao, and Zhang, 2009
  • Raorchestes travancoricus — Biju, Shouche, Dubois, Dutta & Bossuyt, 2010

References[edit]

  • Boulenger, G.A. 1891: On new or little-known Indian and Malayan reptiles and batrachians. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Series 6, 8: 288-292.
  • Gorham, S.W. 1974: Checklist of World Amphibians Up to January 1, 1970. Saint John, Canada: New Brunswick Museum.
  • Li, J.-t., J. Che, R. W. Murphy, H. Zhao, E.-m. Zhao, D.-q. Rao & Y.-p. Zhang. 2009: New insights to the molecular phylogenetics and generic assessment in the Rhacophoridae (Amphibia: Anura) based on five nuclear and three mitochondrial genes, with comments on the evolution of reproduction. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 53: 509-522.
  • Biju S.D., Shouche Y., Dubois A., Dutta S.K. & Bossuyt F. 2010: A ground-dwelling rhacophorid frog from the highest mountain peak of the Western Ghats of India. Current Science, 98: 1119-1125. Full article
  • AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. 2010. Berkeley, California: Raorchestes travancoricus. AmphibiaWeb, available at http://amphibiaweb.org/.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Travancore Bubble-nest Frog