Microhyla butleri Boulenger, 1900

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

Microhyla Butleri Boulenger, 1900, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 6: 188. Holotype: Selangor Mus. (now MNM), according to original publication; BMNH 1901.3.20.5, according to Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 132. Type locality: "Larut Hills at 4,000 feet", Perak, Malaya (Malaysia). Given in error by Gee and Boring, 1929, Peking Nat. Hist. Bull., 4: 26, as "Tonkin", Vietnam.

Microhyla boulengeri Vogt, 1913, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1913: 222. Syntypes: ZMB 23334 (2 specimens) according to Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 132, and Bauer, Günther, and Robeck, 1996, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 72: 265, although the original publication only mentions one specimen. Type locality: "Hainan", China. Tentative synonymy by Parker, 1928, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 10, 2: 484.

Microhyla latastii Boulenger, 1920, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 6: 107. Syntypes: BMNH 1920.1.20.4054a (2 specimens), according to Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 132. Type locality: "Saigon, Cochin China [= Vietnam]". Synonymy by Smith, 1922, J. Nat. Hist. Soc. Siam, 4: 214; Parker, 1928, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 10, 2: 484.

Microhyla grahami Stejneger, 1924, Occas. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., 5: 119. Holotype: USNM 65936, by original designation. Type locality: "Suifu [= Yibin Shi], Province of Szechwan [= Sichuan Province], China". Synonymy by Parker, 1928, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 10, 2: 484.

Microhyla sowerbyi Stejneger, 1924, Occas. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., 5: 119. Holotype: USNM 65309, by original designation. Type locality: "Near Yen-ping-fu [=Nanping Shi], Province of Fukien [=Fujian], China". Tentative synonymy by Parker, 1928, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 10, 2: 484; this synonymy confirmed by Pope, 1931, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 61: 593.

Microhyla cantonensis Chen, 1929, China J. Sci. Arts, Shanghai, 10: 338. Holotype: Zool. Laboratory of Sun Yat-sen Univ. 1201, by original designation; status of this specimen currently not known (DRF). Type locality: "in a pond in the northern part about one mile from [north of] Cantoncity [=Guangzhou Shi]", Guangdong, China. Provisional synonymy by Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 514; Zhao and Adler, 1993, Herpetol. China: 162.

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

English Names

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

Butler's Ricefrog (Lue, Tu, and Hsiang, 1999, Atlas Taiwan Amph. Rept.: 56).

Butler's Narrow-mouthed Toad (Lue, Tu, and Hsiang, 1999, Atlas Taiwan Amph. Rept.: 56; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 53).

Butler's Pigmy Frog (Karsen, Lau, and Bogadek, 1986, Hong Kong Amph. Rept.: 35).

Painted Chorus Frog (Lim and Lim, 1992, Guide Amph. Rept. Singapore: 42).

Tubercled Pygmy Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 290).

Noisy Frog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 102).

Distribution

Southern China from Yunnan and eastern Sichuan to Zhejiang (including Hainan and Taiwan); northeastern India; Myanmar; Vietnam; Thailand; Malay Peninsula and Singapore.

Comment

Subgenus Microhyla, Microhyla berdmorei group. See Chang, 1947, Trans. Chinese Assoc. Adv. Sci., 9: 97, and Berry, 1975, Amph. Fauna Peninsular Malaysia: 120-121. See accounts by Liu, 1950, Fieldiana, Zool. Mem., 2: 252-253; Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 515-516; Taylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 557-559; Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 236-237; Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 341; and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 290-291. Lim and Lim, 1992, Guide Amph. Rept. Singapore: 42, and Karsen, Lau, and Bogadek, 1986, Hong Kong Amph. Rept.: 35, provided brief accounts. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 220, provided a brief account and illustration. See brief account and photo by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 62. Huang, 1990, Fauna Zhejiang, Amph. Rept.: 89-90, provided an account for Zhejiang populations. Zhang and Wen, 2000, Amph. Guangxi: 143, provided an account for Guangxi. See also brief account by Zhao and Yang, 1997, Amph. Rept. Hengduan Mountains Region: 137-138. Reported for southwestern Cambodia by Ohler, Swan, and Daltry, 2002, Raffles Bull. Zool., 50: 465-481. Stuart, 1999, in Duckworth et al. (eds.), Wildlife in Lao PDR: 49, commented on the range in Laos. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 102-103, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. Teynié, David, Ohler, and Luanglath, 2004, Hamadryad, 29: 36, commented on its distribution in Laos. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 44, provided specific localities for Vietnam. Stuart, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 476, provided specific localities for Laos. Lue, Tu, and Hsiang, 1999, Atlas Taiwan Amph. Rept.: 56-57, provided a brief account for Taiwan. Lalremsanga, Sailo, and Hooroo, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 348-348, provided a record for Mizoram, northeastern India. Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 123-124, provided a brief account for Yunnan, China. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 884-890, provided an account, spot map for China, and assigned this species to their Microhyla butleri group. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 480-481, provided a brief account for China including photographs of specimens and habitat. Shi, 2011, Amph. Rept. Fauna Hainan: 48-49, provided an account for Hainan. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 566, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for China. Shahriza and Ibrahim, 2014, Check List, 10: 253–259, provided a photograph and brief natural history observations for a population in Kedah, West Malaysia. Manthey and Denzer, 2014, Sauria, Berlin, 36: 3–21, provided some morphology and color notes.  Yong, Song, Lim, Eamsobhana, and Tan, 2016, Biochem. Syst. Ecol., 66: 243–253, reported on a complete mt genome. See account, photograph, and map for Vietnam in Vassilieva, Galoyan, Poyarkov, and Geissler, 2016, Photograph. Field Guide Amph. Rept. Lowland S. Vietnam: 73–74. 

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