Staurois tuberilinguis Boulenger, 1918

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

Staurois tuberilinguis Boulenger, 1918, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 1: 374. Type(s): Not stated; presumably BMNH. Type locality: "Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo, altitude 4200 feet" and "Mt. Batu Song, Sarawak, 1000 feet", Malaysia (Borneo).

Rana tuberilinguisSmith, 1931, Bull. Raffles Mus., 5: 17.

English Names

Borneo Splash Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 110).

Green-spotted Rock Frog (Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 68).

Distribution

Northern Borneo in the hilly forests of Sabah and Sarawak (Malaysia), Brunei, and northeastern Kalimantan (Indonesia), up to 2000 m elevation.

Comment

Staurois parvus was removed; without discussion, from the synonymy of Staurois tuberilinguis by Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 334. See brief account and photo by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 118. Malkmus, Manthey, Vogel, Hoffmann, and Kosuch, 2002, Amph. Rept. Mount Kinabalu: 172-174, provided an account (in the sense of including Staurois parvus). See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 634. Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 68, provided a photograph and brief account. Arifin, Iskandar, Bickford, Brown, Meier, and Kutty, 2011, Zootaxa, 2744: 39-52, provided molecular evidence suggestive of the existence of two cryptic species.

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