The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Raorchestes flaviventris Boulenger, 1882:105

Malabar bubble-nest frog, Yellow-bellied bush frog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1874 (source); 1882 (Biju et al. 2004)

Rediscovered in 2014?

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Malabar, India


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Boulenger, G. A. (1882). Catalogue of the Batrachia Gradientia s. Caudata and Batrachia Apoda in the collection of the British Museum. British Museum of Natural History, London.



Other references:

Abraham, Robin Kurian, Zacariah, Anil and Cyriac, Vivek Philip. (2015). A reappraisal of the rhacophorid bush frog Raorchestes flaviventris (Boulenger, 1882), with an evaluation of the taxonomic status of R. emeraldi Vijayakumar, Dinesh, Prabhu and Shankar, 2014. Zootaxa4048(1): 90-100. [Abstract]

Biju, S. D. (2001). A synopsis to the frog fauna of the Western Ghats, India. Occasional Publication 1. ISCB: 1-24.

S.D. Biju, Sushil Dutta, Karthikeyan Vasudevan, S.P. Vijayakumar, Chelmala Srinivasulu. (2004). Raorchestes flaviventris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58843A11848706. . Downloaded on 14 October 2015.

Bossuyt, F. and Dubois, A. (2001). A review of the frog genus Philautus Gistel, 1848 (Amphibia, Anura, Ranidae, Rhacophorinae). Zeylanica: 1-112.

Dutta, S. K. (1997). Amphibians of India and Sri Lanka. Odyssey Publishing House, Bhubaneswar.


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