Ansonia fuliginea (Mocquard, 1890)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Ansonia > Species: Ansonia fuliginea

Bufo fuligineus Mocquard, 1890, Nouv. Arch. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 3, 2: 158. Holotype: MNHNP 1889.330, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 13. Type locality: "nord du Borneo", Malaysia.

Nectophryne altitudinis Smith, 1931, Bull. Raffles Mus., 5: 14. Holotype: BMNH, according to Barbour, 1938, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 51: 192. Type locality: "Pakka, alt. 10,200 feet", Mount Kina Balu, Sabah, Malaysia. Synonymy by Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 102-103.

Pedostibes altitudinisBarbour, 1938, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 51: 192.

Ansonia fuligineaInger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 102-103.

Ansonia altitudinisManthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 26.

English Names

North Borneo Stream Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 38).

Distribution

Montane forests of Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia (Borneo), 1500-3050 m elevation.

Comment

See identification table by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 30, to compare this species with others in the Sunda Shelf region. Malkmus, Manthey, Vogel, Hoffmann, and Kosuch, 2002, Amph. Rept. Mount Kinabalu: 64-65, provided an account. Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 26, removed this taxon from the synonymy of Ansonia fuliginea where it had been placed by Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 102-103. Malkmus, Manthey, Vogel, Hoffmann, and Kosuch, 2002, Amph. Rept. Mount Kinabalu: 64, and Matsui, 2006, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 25: 4, retained Ansonia altitudinis in the synonymy of Ansonia fuliginea without comment. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 157.

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