Phrynella pulchra Boulenger, 1887

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Microhylinae > Genus: Phrynella > Species: Phrynella pulchra

Phrynella pulchra Boulenger, 1887, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 5, 19: 346. Syntypes: BMNH according to Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 107, these renumbered as 1947.2.11.36-37 according to Inger, 1985, In Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 388. Type locality: "within a radius of fifty miles from the town of Malacca", Malaya, Malaysia; rendered as "in the district of the town of Malacca" by Günther, 1887, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 5, 20: 313.

Kaloula boulengeri Smith, 1926, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 18: 81. Replacement name for Phrynella pulchra Boulenger, 1887, secondary homonym of Kaloula pulchra Gray, 1831, in Phrynella.

English Names

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

Red-bellied Frog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 100).


Malay Peninsula and adjacent southernmost Thailand, Sumatra, and the Mentawei Is.


See Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 501-503, for account. See brief account and photo by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 67. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 100-101, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph.

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