Rhacophorus smaragdinus
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae
Taxonomic Notes: See Ohler, A., and K. Deuti. 2018. Polypedates smaragdinus Blyth, 1852—a senior subjective synonym of Rhacophorus maximus Günther, 1858. Zootaxa 4375: 273–280.

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Bhutan, China, India, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Nepal, Thailand, Viet Nam


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from Taipei, Ilan and Taoyuan in northern Taiwan, Province of China, from 400-600m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits orchards, tea plantations, bamboo forests, shrublands and forests in hilly areas, where these habitats are stable. It breeds in tree holes or, in marginal habitats, in cisterns, buckets or water tanks in orchards.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The principal threats to this species are habitat destruction and degradation arising from the creation of plantations and the development of infrastructure for human settlement. Some populations have also disappeared because orchards were changed to tea plantations, which generally need frequent pesticide application.

Conservation Actions

Several protected areas occur within the range of this species, and it is also a nationally protected species.

Red List Status

Near Threatened (NT)


Listed as Near Threatened, because although the species is abundant within its small range, and is not be declining, its extent of occurrence is much less than 5,000 km2, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.


Lue Kuangyang, Chou Wenhao 2004. Rhacophorus prasinatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59014A11868609. .Downloaded on 24 January 2019


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