Limnonectes hascheanus (Stoliczka, 1870)

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

Polypedates Hascheanus Stoliczka, 1870, Proc. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 1870: 104. Syntypes: ZSIC 2695-97 according to Sclater, 1892, List Batr. Indian Mus.: 4. Chanda, Das, and Dubois, 2001 "2000", Hamadryad, 25: 108, noted that ZSIC 2695 is destroyed. Type locality: "forests of Penang hill", Malaysia; given as "higher forests (about 1000 feet above sea level) in the island of Penang", Malaysia, by Stoliczka, 1870, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 39: 148 (who also described the species as new).

Rana hascheanaSclater, 1892, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1892: 344.

Rana (Rana) hascheanaBoulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 7; Van Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 181.

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

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

Limnonectes (Taylorana) hascheanusDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 64.

Taylorana hascheanaDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 314; Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 30. See comment under Dicroglossidae.

English Names

Hill-forest Frog (Kiew, 1987, Malayan Nat. J., 41: 422; Grismer, 2012, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Seribuat Arch.: 69).

Penang Taylor's Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 110).

Hasche's Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 66; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 26).

Side-spotted Frog (Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 113).

Pek Frog (Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 131).

Stoliczka's Frog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 144).


Southern peninsular Myanmar, peninsular Thailand south through West Malaysia; records for Andamans require confirmation.


See Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 55; Taylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 412-417; Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 274-276; and Berry, 1975, Amph. Fauna Peninsular Malaysia: 68-69, for discussion. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 113-114, provided a brief account (as Rana hascheana). See brief account and photo by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 119-120. Orlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 90, considered the records for Vietnam to be doubtful but included Vietnam in the stated distribution (the records presumably assignable to Limnonectes limborgi). Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 131, provided a brief characterization and photograph. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 144-145, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. Reported (as Taylorana hascheana) for Pulau Langkawi, Kadeh, northwestern West Malaysia, by Grismer, Youmans, Wood, Ponce, Wright, Jones, Johnson, Sanders, Gower, Yaakob, and Lim, 2006, Hamadryad, 30: 61-74. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 166, stated the species to occur in the Andamans (without a specific locality) and provided a partial taxonomic bibliography. Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 26, regarded the species as occurring in the Andamans. Inger and Stuart, 2010, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 29: 51-68, reported on the systematics of this species and the closely related Limnonectes limborgi and redelimited the ranges of both, thereby rendering doubtful identifications in a considerable amount of previous literature. See brief account by Grismer, 2012, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Seribuat Arch.: 69-70, for the Seribuat Archipelago, West Malaysia. Sumarli, Grismer, Anuar, Muin, and Quah, 2015, Check List, 11(4, Art. 1679): 9, reported specimens from Mount Tebu, Terregganu, West Malaysia, and briefly reported on their morphology and habitat.

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