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Common tree frog (Polypedates leucomystax)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Rhacophoridae
Subfamily: Rhacophorinae
Hoffman, 1932

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The Rhacophorinae are a subfamily of frogs in the family Rhacophoridae. They range from tropical Africa and Asia to temperate China and Japan.[1]


According to the "Amphibian Species of the World 5.6", the 14 genera are placed in the Rhacophorinae:[1]

  • Chiromantis Peters, 1854 (15 species)
  • Feihyla Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006 (two species)
  • Ghatixalus Biju, Roelants, and Bossuyt, 2008 (two species)
  • Gracixalus Delorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2005 (seven species)
  • Kurixalus Ye, Fei, and Dubois, 1999 (10 species)
  • Liuixalus Li, Che, Bain, Zhao, and Zhang, 2008 (five species)
  • Mercurana Abraham et al., 2013[2] (one species)
  • Nyctixalus Boulenger, 1882 (three species)
  • Philautus Gistel, 1848 (50 species)
  • Polypedates Tschudi, 1838 (23 species)
  • Pseudophilautus Laurent, 1943 (70 species)
  • Raorchestes Biju, Shouche, Dubois, Dutta, and Bossuyt, 2010 (49 species)
  • Rhacophorus Kuhl and Van Hasselt, 1822 (81 species)
  • Taruga Meegaskumbura, Meegaskumbura, Bowatte, Manamendra-Arachchi, Pethiyagoda, Hanken, and Schneider, 2010 (three species)
  • Theloderma Tschudi, 1838 (22 species)

Other taxa with uncertain status:


The following phylogeny of Rhacophorinae is from Yu et al. (2008).[4]





Philautus, Kurixalus







  1. ^ a b c Frost, Darrel R. (2013). "Rhacophorinae Hoffman, 1932". Amphibian Species of the World 5.6, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Robin Kurian Abraham; R. Alexander Pyron; Ansil B. R.; Arun Zachariah; Anil Zachariah (2013). "Two novel genera and one new species of treefrog (Anura: Rhacophoridae) highlight cryptic diversity in the Western Ghats of India". Zootaxa. 3640 (2): 177–189. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3640.2.3. 
  3. ^ "Beddomixalus bijui". AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Yu Guohua, Rao Dingqi, Zhang Mingwang, Yang Junxing. Re-examination of the phylogeny of Rhacophoridae (Anura) based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 50 (2009) 571–579. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2008.11.023