Micryletta inornata (Boulenger, 1890)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Microhylinae > Genus: Micryletta > Species: Micryletta inornata

Microhyla inornata Boulenger, 1890, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1890: 37. Syntypes: including BMNH (according to Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 145) and BMNH (according to Inger, 1985, In Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 386). Type locality: "Deli" or "Langahat", Sumatra, Indonesia.

Microhyla inornata inornataTaylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 543.

Microhyla inornata lineata Taylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 546. Holotype: EHT 35534, by original designation; now FMNH 178245 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 58. Type locality: "10 km. West of Nakhon Si Thammarat", Thailand.

Micryletta inornataDubois, 1987, Alytes, 6: 4.

English Names

Deli Paddy Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 91).

False Ornate Narrow-mouthed Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 64; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 57).

Deli Little Pygmy Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 296).

Inornate Froglet (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 106).

Boulenger's Ornate Narrow-mouthed Frog (Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 68).


Manipur, India, through Myanmar, uplands of Thailand, and extreme southern Yunnan (China) to Malaya and Sumatra; isolated population on Taiwan; reported (tentatively, see comment) from South Point on South Andaman Island (India).


See (as Microhyla inornata) Pillai, 1977, Proc. Indian Acad. Sci., Ser. B, 86: 135, Taylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 543-548; and Berry, 1975, Amph. Fauna Peninsular Malaysia: 122-123. Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 241-243 (as Microhyla inornata); and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 296-297, provided accounts. See comment under Micrhyletta steinegeri. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 40-41, provided a brief account (as Microhyla inornata) for the Andaman and Nicobar Is. See brief account and photo by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 66. 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: 106-107, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 47, provided specific localities for Vietnam. Stuart, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 476, provided specific localities for Laos. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 62-63, provided relevant literature for Indian population. Stuart and Emmett, 2006, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 109: 7, provided a record for the Cadamom Mountains, southwestern Cambodia. Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 125-126, provided a brief account (as Microhyla inornata) for Yunnan, China. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 917-920, provided an account and spot map for China. Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 68-69, provided a brief characterization and photograph and noted the Manipur, northeastern India, record. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 489, provided a brief account for China including photographs of specimens and habitat. Matsui, Hamidy, Belabut, Ahmad, Panha, Sudin, Khonsue, Oh, Yong, Jiang, and Nishikawa, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 167-176, suggested on the basis of mtDNA that this nominal species may contain cryptic species, one of which may be more closely related to Microhyla steinegeriFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 576, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for China. Harikrishnan and Vasudevan, 2018, Alytes, 36: 247–242, commented on the distribution and natural history in the Andaman Islands, India, and suggested that the Andaman record should be considered tentative inasmuch as the single specimen is a juvenile. Guo, Yang, and Li, 2009, Colored Illust. Amph. Rept. Taiwan: 72–73, provided a brief account, photographs, and map.  

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