Occidozyga martensii (Peters, 1867)

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

Phrynoglossus Martensii Peters, 1867, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1867: 29. Holotype: ZMB 5645 according to Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 49. Type locality: "Bangkok (Siam)", Thailand.

Oxyglossus martensiiBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 6.

Oxyglossis laevis martensiSmith, 1916, J. Nat. Hist. Soc. Siam, 2: 164; Smith, 1916, J. Nat. Hist. Soc. Siam, 2: 172. Incorrect subsequent spellin of the generic name.

Oxyglossus laevis martensiSmith, 1917, J. Nat. Hist. Soc. Siam, 2: 227.

Ooeidozyga laevis martensiPope, 1931, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 61: 480; Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 224.

Phrynoglossus laevis martensiSmith, 1931, Bull. Raffles Mus., 5: 3-32.

Occidozyga martensiiDubois, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 245, by implication; Zhao, Tan, and Wu, 1987, Chinese Herpetol. Res., 1: 7-11; Zhao and Adler, 1993, Herpetol. China: 138; Inger, 1996, Herpetologica, 52: 242.

Ooeidozyga laevis martensiiTian, Jiang, Wu, Hu, Zhao, and Huang, 1986, Handb. Chinese Amph. Rept.: 63.

Phrynoglossus martensiiDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 59; Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 30. See comment under Dicroglossidae..

English Names

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

Round-tongued Floating Frog (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 248).

White-lined Flood Frog (Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 92).

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

Marten’s Frog (Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 24).

Marten's Floating Frog (Vassilieva, Galoyan, Poyarkov, and Geissler, 2016, Photograph. Field Guide Amph. Rept. Lowland S. Vietnam: 96). 


Thailand, and southern China (southeastern Yunnan, Guangxi, western Guangdong, and Hainan I.) as well as adjacent Vietnam, Laos, and likely Myanmar inasmuch as it has also been reported in northwestern Malaya.


See Taylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 358-360, for discussion. Discussed (as Ooeidozyga laevis martensi) by Pope, 1931, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 61: 480-481. See accounts by Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 168-170; Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 310; and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 248-249. See also comments by Inger, Orlov, and Darevsky, 1999, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 92: 14. Zhang and Wen, 2000, Amph. Guangxi: 76, provided an account for Guangxi. Reported for southwestern Cambodia by Ohler, Swan, and Daltry, 2002, Raffles Bull. Zool., 50: 465-481. Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 92, provided a brief characterization and photograph, which Ohler, 2003, Alytes, 21: 101, did not think was identifiable beyond genus. Stuart, 1999, in Duckworth et al. (eds.), Wildlife in Lao PDR: 45, reported the species in Laos. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 124-125, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. Teynié, David, Ohler, and Luanglath, 2004, Hamadryad, 29: 37, provided a record and comments for Laos. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 24, provided specific localities for Vietnam. Reported 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. Stuart, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 477, provided specific localities for Laos. Bain, Nguyen, and Doan, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 109, provided specific localities in Vietnam. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 3: 1594-1599, provided an account (as Phrynoglossus martensii), figures, and range map for China. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 420-421, provided a brief account for China (as Phrynoglossus martensii) including photographs. Shi, 2011, Amph. Rept. Fauna Hainan: 89-90, provided an account for Hainan. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 492-493, provided an account (as Phrynoglossus martensii), photographs, and a range map for China. Shahriza and Ibrahim, 2014, Check List, 10: 253–259, provided a photograph and brief natural history observations for a population in Kedah, West Malaysia. Sumarli, Grismer, Anuar, Muin, and Quah, 2015, Check List, 11(4, Art. 1679): 8, reported specimens from Lata Tembaka, Lata Belatan, and from the base of Mount Lawit, Terregganu, West Malaysia, and briefly reported on their morphology and habitat.  Gawor, Pham, Nguyen, Nguyen, Schmitz, and Ziegler, 2016, Salamandra, 52: 27, reported the species in northeastern Vietnam. See account, photograph, and map for Vietnam in Vassilieva, Galoyan, Poyarkov, and Geissler, 2016, Photograph. Field Guide Amph. Rept. Lowland S. Vietnam: 96–99. 


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