Occidozyga laevis (Günther, 1858)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Occidozyginae > Genus: Occidozyga > Species: Occidozyga laevis

Oxyglossus laevis Günther, 1858, Arch. Naturgesch., 24: 319. Syntypes: BMNH (2 specimens, according to Günther, 1859 "1858", Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus.: 7). Type locality: "Philippinen".

Phrynoglossus laevisPeters, 1867, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1867: 29. Taylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 353-358; Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 59; Smith, 1931, Bull. Raffles Mus., 5: 16; Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 30. See comment under Dicroglossidae..

Oxyglossis laevisSmith, 1916, J. Nat. Hist. Soc. Siam, 2: 172. Incorrect subsequent spelling of the generic name.

Oxyglossus laevisBourret, 1927, Fauna Indochine, Vert., 3: 264.

Oxydozyga laevisMertens, 1927, Senckenb. Biol., 9: 242.

Ooeidozyga laevisSmith, 1927, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1927: 204.

Oxydozyga laevis laevisMertens, 1930, Abh. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges., 42: 209.

Phrynoglossus laevis laevisMertens, 1934, Arch. Hydrobiol., Stuttgart, 40: 682.

Ooeidozyga laevis laevisInger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 249. Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 240.

Occidozyga laevisDubois, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 245, by implication; Inger, 1996, Herpetologica, 52: 242.

English Names

Philippine Oriental Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 104).

Common Puddle Frog (Kiew, 1987, Malayan Nat. J., 41: 418).

Spotted Puddle Frog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 122).

Yellow-bellied Puddle Frog (Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 23; Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 152).

Distribution

Philippines (islands of Alabat, Balabac, Batan, Bohol, Bonoon, Busuanga, Cagraray, Calagna-an, Calauit, Camaguin-Sur, Catanduanes, Cebu, Coron, Dinagat, Guimaras, Inampulugan, Leyte, Lubang, Luzon, Marinduque, Masbates, Mindanao, Mindoro, Negros, Palawan, Panay, Polillo, Romblon Island group, Samar, Sicogon, and Sulu Archipelago). .

Comment

Inger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 249-256, provided an account. Previously confused with Occidozyga sumatrana; see comment under that taxon.  Gaulke, 2011, Herpetofauna Panay Island: 89-91, provided a brief account (as Occidozyga laevis) for Panay Island, Philippines. Binaday, 2017, Herpetol. Rev., 48: 385, provided a record for Batan, Philippines, and briefly discussed the range. 

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