Metaphrynella sundana (Peters, 1867)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Microhylinae > Genus: Metaphrynella > Species: Metaphrynella sundana

Calohyla sundana Peters, 1867, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1867: 35. Syntypes: ZMB 5663 (2 specimens), according to Bauer, Günther, and Robeck, 1996, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 72: 261. Type locality: "Pontianak (Borneo)", West Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Callula sundanaCope, 1867, J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, Ser. 2, 6: 192. Roux, 1910, Zool. Anz., 35: 716.

Nectophryne sundanaBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 281.

Kaloula (?) sundanaVan Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 151.

Metaphrynella sundanaParker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 108.

English Names

Borneo Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 90).

Bornean Tree Hole Frog (Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 156; Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 42).


Western and northern Borneo at low elevations (Kalimantan, Indonesia, Brunei, and Sabah and Sarawak, Malaysia).


See accounts by Inger, 1956, Fieldiana, Zool., 34: 399; and Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 143-144. See brief account and photo by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 58-59. Malkmus, Manthey, Vogel, Hoffmann, and Kosuch, 2002, Amph. Rept. Mount Kinabalu: 127-130, provided an account. Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 156, provided a brief description. Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 42, provided a photograph and a brief account.

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