Philautus surdus

Philautus surdus (Peters 1863)

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Ecology and Distribution

Type Locality

Luzon Island, Philippines; type stored in the Museum für Naturkunde an der Universität Humbolt zu Berlin, Germany; ZMB 4920

Author(s): Siler, Cameron
Rights holder(s): Siler, Cameron


This species is recognized to occur on the islands of Bohol, Mindanao, Luzon, and Polillo in the Philippines, often at mid- to high elevation.

Author(s): Siler, Cameron
Rights holder(s): Siler, Cameron

Faunal Affinity

Mindanao and Luzon Pleistocene Aggregate Island Complexes (PAIC; Brown and Diesmos, 2002).

Author(s): Siler, Cameron
Rights holder(s): Siler, Cameron


  • Polypedates surdus Peters, 1863:459 (synonym)
  • Polypedates surdus Bauer, Günther & Klipfel, 1995:51 (synonym)
  • Rhacophorus surdus Boulenger, 1882:79 (synonym)
  • Rhacophorus surdus Inger, 1954:387 (synonym)
  • Philautus williamsi Taylor, 1922:167 (synonym)
  • Philautus williamsi Slevin & Leviton, 1956:537 (synonym)
  • Philautus williamsi Bossuyt & Dubois, 2001:42-43 (synonym)
  • Philautus williamsi Brown & Alcala, 1994:185-220 (synonym)
  • Rhacophorus (Philautus) williamsi Ahl, 1931:55, 101 (synonym)
  • Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) surdus Ahl, 1931:57, 118 (synonym)
  • Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) buergeri surdus Wolf, 1936:169 (synonym)
  • Rhacophorus lissobrachius Inger, 1954:390 (synonym)
  • Rhacophorus lissobrachius Brown & Alcala, 1994:185-220 (synonym)
  • Philautus surdus Liem, 1970:68 (synonym)
  • Philautus lissobrachius Liem, 1970:68 (synonym)
  • Philautus (Philautus) lissobrachius Dubois, 1987:72 (synonym)
  • Philautus (Philautus) surdus Dubois, 1987:72 (synonym)


Brown, R. M., & Diesmos A. C. (2002).  Application of lineage-based species concepts to oceanic island frog populations: the effects of differing taxonomic philosophies on the estimation of Philippine biodiversity. The Silliman Journal. 42(1), 133-162.