Alcalus baluensis (Boulenger, 1896)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ceratobatrachidae > Subfamily: Alcalinae > Genus: Alcalus > Species: Alcalus baluensis

Cornufer baluensis Boulenger, 1896, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 17: 449. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.29.86 (formerly 96.4.29.14) according to R.F. Inger in Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 461. Type locality: "Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo", Sabah, Malaysia (Borneo).

Micrixalus baluensisInger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 347-348. Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 255-256; Zhao and Adler, 1993, Herpetol. China: 136.

Ingerana (Ingerana) baluensisDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 65.

"Ingerana" baluensisFrost, 2007, Amph. Spec. World, vers. 5.1.

Alcalus baluensis —  Brown, Siler, Richards, Diesmos, and Cannatella, 2015, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 174: 142. 

English Names

Balu Eastern Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 99).

Dwarf Mountain Frog (Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 150; Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 47).

Distribution

Northern and western Borneo.

Comment

Reviewed (as Micrixalus baluensis, and including Ingerana sariba) by Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 255-256. See Ingerana sariba. See brief account and photo by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 92. Malkmus, Manthey, Vogel, Hoffmann, and Kosuch, 2002, Amph. Rept. Mount Kinabalu: 138-139, provided an account. See comments under Ceratobatrachidae and Ingerana in Dicroglossidae (Occidozyginae) for discussion of Ingerana polyphyly and uncertainty regarding the placement of species. Ingerana sariba probably also does not belong in Dicroglossidae (DRF). Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 150, provided a brief description. Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 47, provided a photograph and brief account.  Brown, Siler, Richards, Diesmos, and Cannatella, 2015, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 174: 142, transferred the species and near relatives to a new genus and subfamily in Ceratobatrachidae.

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