Polypedates teraiensis (Dubois, 1987)

Hakim, Jonathan, Trageser, Scott J., Ghose, Animesh, Rashid, Sheikh Muhammad Abdur & Rahman, Shahriar Caesar, 2020, Amphibians and reptiles from Lawachara National Park in Bangladesh, Check List 16 (5), pp. 1239-1268: 1248

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http://doi.org/ 10.15560/16.5.1239

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scientific name

Polypedates teraiensis (Dubois, 1987)
status

 

Polypedates teraiensis (Dubois, 1987)  

Material examined. BANGLADESH • 1 M, 46 mm adult; Sylhet Division, Moulvibazar District, Kamal- ganj Upazila, LNP, pond near Lawachara Station ; 24° 19.58′N, 091°47.04′E; 16 Jun. 2015; 20:20; photo voucher ZRC ( IMG) 1.145 GoogleMaps   .

Identification. A large brown treefrog (9 cm SVL in our largest female specimen) with dark lines on the dorsum and a light brown eyestripe that curves down. Specimens were distinguished from P. maculatus (J.E. Gray, 1830)   by skin ossified to the top of the skull ( Ahmed et

al. 2009). Calling males most frequently gave a short 140–280 ms “quack” with 65–85 pulses/s and a dominant frequency at 2000–2400 Hz; other calls were remi- niscent of laughter.

Taxonomic notes. Gogol and Sengupta (2017) con- firmed that P. teraiensis   in South Asia is distinct from P. leucomystax (Gravenhorst, 1829)   in Southeast Asia, though Purkayastha et al. (2019) suggests that the status of P. leucomystax   in the region remains undetermined, so we follow Gogol and Sengupta with caution.

Habitat. Polypedates teraiensis   was common in every habitat in LNP. The frogs were observed calling and breeding in ponds, temporary pools formed by driedup streams, flooded fields, and flooded forest. While oc- casionally found on the ground, most individuals were found at heights of 1–2 m in trees.

ZRC

Zoological Reference Collection, National University of Singapore

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Amphibia

Order

Anura

Family

Rhacophoridae

Genus

Polypedates