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.

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)]


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