(Kuramoto & Joshy, 2003)
Philautus tuberohumerus Kuramoto & Joshy, 2003
Raorchestes tuberohumerus (Kudremukh bush frog or knob handed shrub frog) is a species of frog in the Rhacophoridae family. It is endemic to the Western Ghats, India, where it is found in Karnataka and Kerala states.
This small sized shrub frog (male snout-vent length 22–19 mm (0.87–0.75 in)) is diagnosed by the following combination of characters: Snout sub elliptical in shape; iris golden brown; the humerus bone slightly projects on the ventral region near shoulders; light grey dorsum with spinular projections and prominent yellow patches with brown on the groin region.
Ecology and Natural History
Raorchestes tuberohumerus are seen on shrubs in forests, plantations, home gardens and road side vegetation between 500 to 1500 m elevation. They are known to face down towards ground and vocalize on dead leaves on shrubs.
Current known localities
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