Chiromantis simus (Annandale, 1915)

Assam Asian treefrog, Annandale's tree frog, Annandale's pigmy tree frog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Chirixalus simus Annandale, 1915


Conservation Status

Last record: 1911

Rediscovered in 1999

IUCN RedList status: Least Concern



Bangladesh & India


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Annandale, N. (1915). Herpetological notes and descriptions. Records of the Indian Museum 11: 341-357.

Other references:

Asmat, G.S.M., Banu, Md., Q., Islam, Md., A., Ahsan, F. and Chakma, S. 2003. Amphibian fauna from Chittagong and Chittagong Hill-tracts, Bangladesh. University Journal of Zoology, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh 22: 141-143.

Chanda, S.K. 2002. Handbook - Indian Amphibians. Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata.

Deuti, K. 2001. Breeding ecology of Annandale's tree frog, Chirixalus simus (Anura: Rhacophoridae) near Kolkata, West Bengal. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society: 341-346.

Deuti, K. 2001. Discovery of secondary or satellite males in Annandale's tree frog Chirixalus simus (Anura: Rhacophoridae). Cobra: 30-32.

Deuti, K., Biswas, S., Ahmed, M.F. and Dutta, S.K. 2000. Rediscovery of Chirixalus simus Annandale, 1915 (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Assam and West Bengal, eastern India. Hamadryad: 215-217.

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

Sushil Dutta, Saibal Sengupta, Pranabes Sanyal, Ghazi S.M. Asmat. 2004. Chiromantis simus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58796A11831499. Downloaded on 12 February 2017.

Scheffers, Brett R., Yong, Ding Li, Harris, J. Berton C., Giam, Xingli and Sodhi, Navjot S. (2011). The world’s rediscovered species: back from the brink? PLoS ONE 6(7): e22531. [Supporting Information (Table S1)]


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