Chaperina fusca Mocquard, 1892

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Chaperininae > Genus: Chaperina > Species: Chaperina fusca

Chaperina fusca Mocquard, 1892, Naturaliste, Paris, Ser. 2, 6: 35 (also &lt. Mocquard, 1892, Mem. Soc. Zool. France, 5: 194. Holotype: MNHNP 1891.49, according Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 59. Type locality: "Sintang (Bornéo)". 

Microhyla leucostigma Boulenger, 1899, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 3: 275. Syntypes: BMNH 1898.9.22.112-13 according to Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 104. Type locality: "Larut, Perak [Malaysia], 3000 feet". Synonymy by Smith, 1925, Sarawak Mus. J., 3: 8; Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 506; Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 140.

Chaperina beyeri Taylor, 1920, Philipp. J. Sci., 16: 333. Holotype: EHT 557, by original designation; now CM 3312 according to McCoy and Richmond, 1966, Ann. Carnegie Mus., 38: 244. Type locality: "upper Agusan, Mindanao, between Agusan and Simulao rivers (probably in Davao or near the Davao-Agusan line", Mindanao, Philippines. Synonymy by Smith, 1925, Sarawak Mus. J., 3: 8; Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 506; Inger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 414.

Nectophryne picturata Smith, 1921, J. Fed. Malay States Mus., 10: 198. Holotype: BMNH 1921.4.1.289, according to Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 104, now BM 1947.2.11.48, by museum records. Type locality: "Mount Dulit, Sarawak, N. Borneo", Malaysia]. Synonymy by Smith, 1925, Sarawak Mus. J., 3: 8; Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 506; Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 140.

Sphenophryne fuscaVan Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 109; Taylor, 1944, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 30: 127.

Sphenophryne beyeriVan Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 110.

Sphenophryne leucostigmaSmith, 1925, Sarawak Mus. J., 3: 12.

English Names

Brown Thorny Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 88).

Spiny-heeled Froglet (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 94).

Saffron-bellied Frog (Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 155; Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 39; Grismer, 2012, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Seribuat Arch.: 51).

Distribution

Isolated record in central peninsular Thailand; Malay Peninsula; Borneo; Palawan, Mindanao, and Jolo Islands, Philippines.

Comment

For accounts see Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 505-507; Inger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 414-415; Inger, 1956, Fieldiana, Zool., 34: 398; Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 140; and Berry, 1975, Amph. Fauna Peninsular Malaysia: 111-112. See brief account and photo by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 50-51. Malkmus, Manthey, Vogel, Hoffmann, and Kosuch, 2002, Amph. Rept. Mount Kinabalu: 116-118, provided an account. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 94-95, provided a very brief account (for Chaperina cf. fusca), map for Thailand, and photograph. Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 155, provided a brief description. Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 39, provided a photograph and a brief account. See brief account by Grismer, 2012, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Seribuat Arch.: 51-52, for the Seribuat Archipelago, West Malaysia.

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