Rhacophorus lateralis Boulenger, 1883

Little tree frog, Small tree frog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1883

Rediscovered in 2000

IUCN RedList status: Endangered



Western Ghats, India


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Boulenger, G. A. (1883). Description of new species of reptiles and batrachians in the British Museum. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 5(12): 161-167.


Other references:

Biju, S. D. (2000). 2 frogs and 100 years. Biodiversity India: 10-11.

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, Chelmala Srinivasulu, S.P. Vijayakumar 2004. Rhacophorus lateralis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.1. ( Downloaded on 02 June 2015.

Das, I. (2000). Nomenclatural history and rediscovery of Rhacophorus lateralis Boulenger, 1883 (Amphibia: Rhacophoridae). Current Herpetology 19(1): 35-40. [Abstract]

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

Sachi, S. and Dinesh, K. P. (2015). Combat and acoustics of the endangered Little Tree Frog (Amphibia: Rhacophoridae: Rhacophorus lateralis) from the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(6): 7282–7286.

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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