Staurois guttatus (Günther, 1858)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Staurois > Species: Staurois guttatus

Ixalus guttatus Günther, 1858, Arch. Naturgesch., 24: 324. Holotype: BMNH, by original designation. Type locality: "Borneo".

Staurois guttatusCope, 1865, Nat. Hist. Rev., N.S., 5: 117.

Polypedates guttatusGünther, 1872, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1872: 600.

Rana guttataBoulenger, 1894, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 14: 87.

Staurois guttatusBoulenger, 1918, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 1: 374.

Rana guttatusSmith, 1931, Bull. Raffles Mus., 5: 30; Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 161.

English Names

Black-spotted Rock Frog (Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 161).

Distribution

Sarawak and Sabah, Malaysia, Kalimantan, and Brunei (Borneo).

Comment

Removed from the synonym of Ixalus natator by XXX, where it had been placed by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 71; Inger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 335; and Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 245-246. Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 161, provided a brief description. Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 66, provided a photograph and brief account. Bornean population of Staurois natator (presumably = Staurois guttatus) discussed by Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 245-250. Arifin, Iskandar, Bickford, Brown, Meier, and Kutty, 2011, Zootaxa, 2744: 39-52, noted that molecular evidence is suggestive of two cryptic species. Preininger, Handschuh, Boeckle, Sztatecsny, and Hödl, 2016, Herpetol. J., 26: 187–97, reported on larynx morphology and vocalisation. 

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