Ghatixalus variabilis

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Ghatixalus variabilis

Taxonavigation[edit]

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: Ghatixalus
Species: Ghatixalus variabilis

Name[edit]

  • Ghatixalus variabilis (Jerdon, 1853)

Neotype: IRSNB 1918. [designated by Bossuyt & Dubois (2001: 13)]

Type locality: “Neelgherries in the banks of streams and shrubs”, redesignated by neotype designation to “Botanical Gardens, Udhagamangalam ('Ootacamund', 'Ooty') (11°24′ N, 76°42′ E), Nilgiri Hills, Tamil Nadu, India” by Bossuyt & Dubois (2001: 13).

Combinations[edit]

  • Polypedates variabilis Jerdon, 1853: 532 [original combination]
  • Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) variabilisBossuyt & Dubois, 2001: 13 [subsequent combination]
  • Ghatixalus variabilisBiju, Roelants & Bossuyt, 2008: 269 [subsequent combination]

Synonyms[edit]

  • Polypedates pleurostictus Günther, 1864: 430 [synonymized by Biju (2001: 19)]
    • Rhacophorus pleurostictusBoulenger, 1882: 79
    • Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) pleurostictusAhl, 1931: 123
    • Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) buergeri pleurostictusWolf, 1936: 173
    • Philautus (Kirtixalus) pleurostictusDubois, 1987: 73

Lectotype: BMNH 1947.2.8.53 (formerly 1852.12.11.12). [designated by Bossuyt & Dubois (2001: 19)]

Type locality: "Madras Presidency", India.

  • Rhacophorus parkeri Ahl, 1927: 38 [synonymized by Biju (2001: 19)]
    • Rhacophorus (Philautus) parkeriAhl, 1931: 81
    • Philautus parkeriInger in Frost, 1985: 531

Holotype: ZMB 10142.

Type locality: “Malabar”, India.

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Neelgherries Flying Frog