Frankixalus jerdonii Günther, 1876:571

Jerdon's bubble-nest frog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Raorchestes jerdonii (Günther, 1876:571); Polypedates jerdonii Günther, 1876:571; Rhacophorus jerdonii (Günther, 1876)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1872

Rediscovered in 2007? June 2009? 2010?

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



West Bengal, India


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Günther, A. C. L. G. (1876). Third report on collections of Indian reptiles obtained by the British Museum. Proc. Zool. Soc. [1876]: 567-577.


Other references:

Amphibia Ahl E., Anura III, Polypedatidae. Das Tierreich 55. Leipzig und Berlin: Walter de Gruyter & Co.; 1931.

Biju SD, Senevirathne G, Garg S, Mahony S, Kamei RG, Thomas A, et al. (2016). Frankixalus, a New Rhacophorid Genus of Tree Hole Breeding Frogs with Oophagous Tadpoles. PLoS ONE 11(1): e0145727.

Bossuyt, F. and Dubois, A. (2001). A review of the frog genus Philautus Gistel, 1848 (Amphibia, Anura, Ranidae, Rhacophorinae). Zeylanica 6: 1-112.

Boulenger, G. A. (1882). Catalogue of the Batrachia Salientias. Ecaudata in the Collection of the British Museum. 2nd ed. London: Taylor and Francis.

Das, I. and Dutta, S. K. (1998). Checklist of the amphibians of India, with English common names. Hamadryad 23: 63-68.

Dubois, A. (1987). Miscellanea taxonomica batrachologica (I). Alytes 5(1-2): 7-95.

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

Martin, Thomas E., Bennett, Gareth C., Fairbairn, Andrew J. and Mooers, A. Ø. (2023). ‘Lost’ taxa and their conservation implications. Animal Conservation 26(1): 14-24. [Appendix S2 (1617 taxa not seen >10 years); Appendix S3 (562 taxa not seen >50 years)]

Muansanga, Lal et al. (2022). Color Polymorphism in Jerdon’s Treefrog, Nasutixalus jerdonii (Günther 1876), from Northeast India with Notes on Diet and Distribution in Mizoram, India. Reptiles & Amphibians 29: 55-58.

Sarkar, A. and Ray, S. (2006). Fauna of Arunachal Pradesh In: State Fauna Series 13 (Part I). Calcutta: Zoological Survey of India. [pp. 285-316]

Wolf, S. (1936). Revision der Untergattung Rhacophorus (ausschliesslich der Madagaskar-Formen). Raffles Bull Zool. 12: 137-217.


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