Microhyla annamensis Smith, 1923

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Microhylinae > Genus: Microhyla > Species: Microhyla annamensis

Microhyla annamensis Smith, 1923, J. Nat. Hist. Soc. Siam, 6: 47. Holotype: BMNH 1923.5.14.10 according to Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 130; now BM 1947.2.11.60, by museum records. Type locality: "Sui Kat, 1000 metres altitude, Langbian plateau, S. Annam", Vietnam.

Microhyla (Microhyla) annamensisDubois, 1987, Alytes, 6: 3.

English Names

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

Annam Narrow-mouthed Frog (Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 160).

Annam Chorus Frog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 100).

Minute Narrow-mouth Frog (Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 44).

Distribution

Known with confidence only from the Langbian Plateau and surrounding mountain systems of Vietnam and adjacent Laos; records from Thailand and Cambodia are questonable (see comment). 

Comment

Subgenus Microhyla, Microhyla berdmorei group. Related to Microhyla berdmorei, according to the original publication. See comment under Microhyla borneesis. See accounts by Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 513-514, and Taylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 542-543. Orlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 99, provided a statement of range. Reported for southwestern Cambodia by Ohler, Swan, and Daltry, 2002, Raffles Bull. Zool., 50: 465-481. Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 170, provided a brief characterization and photograph, which Ohler, 2003, Alytes, 21: 102, attributed to Microhyla berdmorei. Stuart, 1999, in Duckworth et al. (eds.), Wildlife in Lao PDR: 49, reported the species in Laos. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 100-101, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. See comparative account by Poyarkov, Vassilieva, Orlov, Galoyan, Tran, Le, Kretova, and Geissler, 2014, Russ. J. Herpetol., 21: 94-101, who doubted records of this montane species from Cambodia and Thailand as doubtful.  

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