Limnonectes limborgi (Sclater, 1892)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Limnonectes > Species: Limnonectes limborgi

Rana limborgi Sclater, 1892, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1892: 344. Holotype: ZSIC by original designation; ZSIC 5400 according to Sclater, 1892, List Batr. Indian Mus.: 4; lost according to Inger and Stuart, 2010, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 29: 57, who designated as neotype MSNG 29422. Type locality: "Tenasserim", Myanmar; given as "Meetan, Tenasserim" by XXX; neotype from "Karin Bia-po, Myanmar (19° 03´N/ 96° 30´ E).

Rana (Rana) limborgiiBoulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 7. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Limnonectes (Taylorana) limborgiDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 63-64.

Taylorana limborgiDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 314. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 30. See comment under Dicroglossidae.

English Names

Taylor's Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 110).

Limborg's Frog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 142).

Limborg's Forest Frog (Vassilieva, Galoyan, Poyarkov, and Geissler, 2016, Photograph. Field Guide Amph. Rept. Lowland S. Vietnam: 92). 


Northern Myanmar south and east to northern peninsular Myanmar, northern and peninsular Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and northeastern Cambodia; likely to be found in adjacent Yunnan, China, and border region of northeastern India.


Removed from the synonymy of Limnonectes hascheanus by Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 64, where it had been placed by Smith, 1929, Rec. Indian Mus., 31: 77. See Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 274, for literature access. Stuart, 1999, in Duckworth et al. (eds.), Wildlife in Lao PDR: 45, reported the species in Laos. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 142-143, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. Inger and Stuart, 2010, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 29: 51-68, reported on the systematics of this species (which they suggested may be composed of several species) and the closely related Limnonectes limborgi and redelimited the ranges of both, thereby rendering doubtful identifications in a considerable amount of previous literature. Bain, Nguyen, and Doan, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 109, provided records from Thua Thien-Hue, Nghe An, and Lam Dong Provinces, Vietnam (as Limnonectes hascheanus). Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 32, provided specific localities for Vietnam (as Limnonectes hascheanus). See account, photograph, and map for Vietnam in Vassilieva, Galoyan, Poyarkov, and Geissler, 2016, Photograph. Field Guide Amph. Rept. Lowland S. Vietnam: 92–93. 

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