Raorchestes travancoricus Boulenger, 1891

Travancore bush frog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Ixalus travancoricus Boulenger, 1891; Philautus travancoricus Boulenger, 1891; Pseudophilautus travancoricus Boulenger, 1891


Conservation Status

Last record: 1891 or before; 1910 (Scheffers et al., 2011)

Rediscovered in 2004; 2010 (Scheffers et al., 2011)

IUCN RedList status: Endangered



Travancore, India


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Boulenger, G. A. (1891). Description of a new species of frog obtained by Mr. H.S. Ferguson in Travancore, South India. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 6: 450.


Other references:

Boulenger, G. A. (1891). On new or little known Indian and Malayan reptiles and batrachians. Annales and Magazine of Natural History 1891: 288-292.

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2015. Raorchestes travancoricus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T58927A3075035. Downloaded on 19 March 2016.

Rajkumar, K. P. et al. (2016). New locality record of the Travancore bush frog Raorchestes travancoricus Boulenger, 1891 (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kerala, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 8(1): 8379-8382.

Regalado, Pedro Galán. (2015). Los Anfibios y Reptiles Extinguidos: Herpetofauna Desaparecida Desde el Año 1500. Monografías de la Universidade da Coruña 155: 1-509.

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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