Pelophryne signata (Boulenger, 1895)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Pelophryne > Species: Pelophryne signata

Nectophryne signata Boulenger, 1895 "1894", Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1894: 645. Syntypes: BMNH (2 specimens), by original designation. Type locality: "Robong [= Rabong] Mt., Kapunas district, Dutch Borneo", Kalimantan, Borneo.

Nectophryne exigua Boettger, 1900, Abh. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges., 25: 394. Holotype: SMF 3737 (formerly 1280a) according to Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 40. Type locality: "Baramfluss, Nord-Borneo" (= Baram River, Sarawak), Malaysia (Borneo). Synonymy by Inger and Stuebing, 2009, Raffles Bull. Zool., 57: 532.

Pelophryne signataBarbour, 1938, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 51: 193. R.F. Inger IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 38; by implication; Malkmus, Manthey, Vogel, Hoffmann, and Kosuch, 2002, Amph. Rept. Mount Kinabalu: 84.

English Names

Saint Andrew's Cross Toadlet (Lim and Lim, 1992, Guide Amph. Rept. Singapore: 24).

Short-legged Dwarf Toad (Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 148; Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 32).

Dwarf Toad (Grismer, 2012, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Seribuat Arch.: 49).

Distribution

Tropical lowland forets of northern Borneo (Sarawak, Malaysia; Brunei), and presumably to be found in adjacent Kalimantan, Indonesia. Controversially to Pennsular Malaysia and Sumatra (see comment).

Comment

See Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 85 (as Pelophryne brevipes), for synonymy and distribution; see also Berry, 1975, Amph. Fauna Peninsular Malaysia: 55-56, for account. See brief account (as Pelophryne brevipes) and photo by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 41-43, for the Borneo population. Removed from the synonym of Pelophryne brevipes by R.F Inger IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 38, where it had been placed by Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 85. See comment under Pelophryne brevipes. Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 148, provided a brief description. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 612, who noted that records from Peninsular Malaysia and Natuna Island apply to Pelophryne brevipes; this, however, is problematic (DRF) as Pelophryne brevipes applies to a Philippine species so that status of West Malaysian and Sumatran populations remains arguable; see comments by Inger and Stuebing, 2009, Raffles Bull. Zool., 57: 532. Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 32, provided a photograph and a brief account. See brief account by Grismer, 2012, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Seribuat Arch.: 49-50, for the Seribuat Archipelago, West Malaysia.

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