Kalophrynus subterrestris Inger, 1966

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Kalophryninae > Genus: Kalophrynus > Species: Kalophrynus subterrestris

Kalophrynus subterrestris Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 137. Holotype: FMNH 150421, by original designation. Type locality: "Sungei Seran, Labang, Bintulu District, Fourth Division, Sarawak", Malaysia (Borneo).

English Names

Burrowing Grainy Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 90).


Lowland tropical forest of Sabah and Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo); presumably in adjacent Kalimantan, Indonesia, and Brunei.


See identification table by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 46, to compare this species with other microhylids in the Sunda Shelf region. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 626. See account by Zug, 2015, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 62: 180. 

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