Raorchestes charius

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Taxonavigation: Anura 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Amphibia
Subclassis: Lissamphibia
Ordo: Anura

Familia: Rhacophoridae
Subfamilia: Rhacophorinae
Genus: Raorchestes
Species: Raorchestes charius


Raorchestes charius (Rao, 1937)

Type locality: "Kottigehar, Kadur", Karnataka, India.

Neotype: MNHNP 1999.5597.


  • Philautus charius Rao, 1937
  • Philautus (Philautus) chariusBossuyt & Dubois, 2001
  • Kirtixalus charius — Yu, Rao, Zhang & Yang, 2009
  • Pseudophilautus charius — Li, Che, Murphy, Zhao, Zhao, Rao & Zhang, 2009
  • Raorchestes charius — Biju, Shouche, Dubois, Dutta, and Bossuyt, 2010


  • Rao, C.R.N. 1937: On some new forms of Batrachia from S. India. Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences. Section B 6: 387–427.
  • Bossuyt, F. & A. Dubois. 2001: A review of the frog genus Philautus Gistel, 1848 (Amphibia, Anura, Ranidae, Rhacophorinae). Zeylanica. Colombo, 6: 1–112.
  • 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 charius. AmphibiaWeb, available at http://amphibiaweb.org/.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Karnataka Bubble-nest Frog