Glyphoglossus guttulatus (Blyth, 1856)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Microhylinae > Genus: Glyphoglossus > Species: Glyphoglossus guttulatus

Megalophrys guttulata Blyth, 1856 "1855", J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 24: 717. Type(s): Not stated, but implied to be originally ZSIC, but reported as lost by Theobald, 1868, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 37: 82. Type locality: "Inhabits Pegu", Myanmar; given as "Schwe Gyen, on the Sitang river, Pegu [= Bago]", Myanmar, by Blyth, 1856 "1855", J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 24  : 720. 

Callula guttulataGünther, 1869 "1868", Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1868: 479, 490.

Calluella guttulataStoliczka, 1872, Proc. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 1872: 146; Bourret, 1927, Fauna Indochine, Vert., 3: 262; Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 28.

Glyphoglossus guttulatus — Peloso, Frost, Richards, Rodrigues, Donnellan, Matsui, Raxworthy, Biju, Lemmon, Lemmon, and Wheeler, 2016, Cladistics, 32: 140. 

English Names

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

Orange Burrowing Frog (Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 154).

Striped Spadefoot Frog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 96).

Blotched Burrowing Frog (Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 42).


Southern Myanmar and most of mainland Thailand to the Central Higlands of Vietnam (Dac Lac, Gia Lai, and Kon Tum provinces, 400-1000 m) to the northern part of the Malay Peninsula (see comment).


See Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 481-483, and Taylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 569-572, for accounts. See Inger, Orlov, and Darevsky, 1999, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 92: 10-11, for the Vietnam record. Recorded for Thailand by Khonsue and Thirakhupt, 2001, Nat. Hist. J. Chulalongkorn Univ., 1: 77. See brief account and photo by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 48-49. Orlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 98, provided a statement of range in Vietnam. Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 154-155, provided a brief characterization and photograph. Stuart, 1999, in Duckworth et al. (eds.), Wildlife in Lao PDR: 49, commented on range in Laos. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 96-97, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 41, provided specific localities for Vietnam. Stuart and Emmett, 2006, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 109: 6, provided a record for the Cadamom Mountains, southwestern Cambodia. Chan, Belabut, and Ahmad, 2010, Russ. J. Herpetol., 17: 202-206, doubted the presence of this species in West Malaysia.  Altig and Rowley, 2014, Zootaxa, 3811: 381–386, reported on larval morphology. See account (as Calluella guttulata), photograph, and map for Vietnam in Vassilieva, Galoyan, Poyarkov, and Geissler, 2016, Photograph. Field Guide Amph. Rept. Lowland S. Vietnam: 62–63. 

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