Raorchestes kaikatti

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Raorchestes kaikatti
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Rhacophoridae
Genus: Raorchestes
R. kaikatti
Binomial name
Raorchestes kaikatti
  • Philautus kaikatti Biju and Bossuyt, 2009
  • Pseudophilautus kaikatti Li, Che, Murphy, Zhao, Zhao, Rao, and Zhang, 2009
  • Raorchestes kaikatti Biju, Shouche, Dubois, Dutta, and Bossuyt, 2010

Kaikatt's bush frog (Raorchestes kaikatti) is a frog. It lives in India in the Western Ghat Mountains.[2][3][1]

The adult male frog is about 24.9 mm long from nose to rear end. The skin of the frog's back is gray-brown in color with light gray and dark brown places. The belly is gray-white in color. Parts of the legs and middle are dark brown in color. The iris of the eye is brown in color.[4]

Scientists named the frog for the place where they found it: Kaikatti. The place in Kaikatti was about 1000 meters above sea level. They found the first frog in a tree 1 meter off the ground.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2011). "Kaikatti Bush Frog: Raorchestes andersoni". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 3.1. p. e.T186163A8503420. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-1.RLTS.T186163A8503420.en. 58815. Retrieved August 15, 2023.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Frost, Darrel R. "Raorchestes andersoni (Biju and Bossuyt, 2009)". Amphibian Species of the World, an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York. Retrieved August 15, 2023.
  3. "Raorchestes kaikatti (Biju and Bossuyt, 2009)". AmphibiaWeb. University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved August 15, 2023.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Biju SD; Bossuyt F (2009). "Systematics and phylogeny of Philautus Gistel, 1848 (Anura, Rhacophoridae) in the Western Ghats of India, with descriptions of 12 new species". Zool J Linn Soc (Full text). 155: 374–444. Retrieved August 15, 2023.