Microhyla malang Matsui, 2011

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

Microhyla malang Matsui, 2011, Zootaxa, 2814: 39. Holotype: KUHE 17245, by original designation. Type locality: "Gunung Serapi, Matang Range, in the suburbs of Kuching, Kuching Division, Sarawak, Malaysia (01° 36′ N, 110° 11′ E, alt. 290 m a.s.l.; now a part of Kubah National Park)".

English Names

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

Borneo Narrow-mouthed Frog (Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 158; Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 156, as Microhyla borneensis).

Bornean Narrow-mouthed Frog (Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 43, as Microhyla borneensis).

Bornean Chorus Frog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 102, as Microhyla borneensis).

Long-snouted Frog (Kuehboon-Hee and Sudin, 2008, Herpetol. Rev., 39: 363, as Microhyla borneensis).


Definitely known only from western Sarawak and eastern Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, but expected in Brunei, and adjacent Kalimantan, Indonesia.


The sister species of Microhyla borneensis, and previously confused with that species, according to the original publication. Accounts prior to 2011 conflateded Microhyla malang and Microhyla borneensis (= Microhyla nepenthicola) as Microhyla borneensis, but presumably are mostly based on Microhyla malang: Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 151-154, and Inger and Tan, 1996, Raffles Bull. Zool., 44: 558; Malkmus, Manthey, Vogel, Hoffmann, and Kosuch, 2002, Amph. Rept. Mount Kinabalu: 131-132; Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 156; and Kuehboon-Hee and Sudin, 2008, Herpetol. Rev., 39: 363 (who provided a record for Sabah). Firdaus, Ratih, Karima, Kusuma, and Suastika, 2018, Bioinform. Biomed. Res. J., 1: 1–6, reported on the mtDNA phylogenetic relationships of the species of Microhyla within Sumatra, Java, Borneo, and peninsular Malaysia, placing this species as the sister of Microhyla borneensis. In the Microhyla achatina species group of Garg, Suyesh, Das, Jiang, Wijayathilaka, Amarasinghe, Alhadi, Vineeth, Aravind, Senevirathne, Meegaskumbura, and Biju, 2018 "2019", Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 69: 1–71. 

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