Limnonectes gyldenstolpei (Andersson, 1916)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Limnonectes > Species: Limnonectes gyldenstolpei

Elachyglossa gyldenstolpei Andersson, 1916, K. Svensk. Vetensk. Akad. Handl., 55: 13-14. Holotype: NHRM 1656 according to Ohler and Dubois, 1999, Zool. Scripta, 23: 271. Type locality: "Bang Hue Pong, a small village on the southern slopes of the Koon Tan Mountains, Northern Siam [Thailand]".

Rana pileata Boulenger, 1916, J. Nat. Hist. Soc. Siam, 2: 103. Syntypes: BMNH (4 specimens) according to original publication; Das and Lim, 2001, Raffles Bull. Zool., 49: 8, reported 22 specimens as syntypes (although only four were mentioned in the original publication): BMNH 1947.2.1.97-99, 1947.2.2.1-11, and ZRC 1.852-853. Type localities: "Khao Cebab, Chantabun, S. E. Siam", Chanthaburi Province, Thailand. Synonymy by Ohler and Dubois, 1999, Zool. Scripta, 23: 275-276.

Rana (Rana) pileataBoulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 7.

Rana (Euphlyctis) pileataDubois, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 239, by implication.

Euphlyctis pileataPoynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 27: 124, by implication.

Limnonectes (Bourretia) pileatusDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 62.

Limnonectes gyldenstolpeiDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 316.

Limnonectes (Elachyglossa) gyldenstolpeiOhler and Dubois, 1999, Zool. Scripta, 23: 275-276.

Elachyglossa gyldenstolpeiFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 28. See comment under Dicroglossidae.

English Names

Gyldenstolpe's Frog (Limnonectes gyldenstolpei: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 98).

Thai Wart Frog (Limnonectes pileata [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 100).

Koontan Frog (Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 100).

Chantaburi Swollen-headed Frog (Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 129).

Capped Frog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 120).


Northern Thailand and Laos to Quang Binh Province, Vietnam; southwestern Cambodia.


See accounts as Rana pilieata by Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 52; Taylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 398-401, and Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 269-270. Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 404-406, and Taylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 360-362, provided accounts of Elachyglossa gyldenstolpei. Ohler and Dubois, 1999, Zool. Scripta, 23: 269-271,provided a detailed acounts of morphology, morphometrics, and synonymy. Reported for southwestern Cambodia by Ohler, Swan, and Daltry, 2002, Raffles Bull. Zool., 50: 465-481. Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 100, provided a brief characterization (as Elachyglossa gyldenstolpei) but, according to Ohler, 2003, Alytes, 21: 101, the frog so pictured is actually Limnonectes laticeps. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 120-121, provided a very brief account (as Limnonectes pileatus), map for Thailand, and photograph. Stuart, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 477, provided specific localities in Laos. Luu, Nguyen, Pham, Dang, Vu, Miskovic, Bonkowski, and Ziegler, 2014, Biodiversity J., 4: 285-300, reported the species in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam. Lambertz, Hartmann, Walsh, Geissler, and McLeod, 2014, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 172: 117–132, compared the head ornamentation of Limnonectes abanus, Limnonectes gyldenstolpei, Limnonectes macrognathus, and Limnonectes plicatellus and suggested that the name Elachoglossa be restricted to this clade. 


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