Metaphrynella pollicaris (Boulenger, 1890)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Microhylinae > Genus: Metaphrynella > Species: Metaphrynella pollicaris

Phrynella pollicaris Boulenger, 1890, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1890: 37. Holotype: BMNH, according to Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 108; now BM 1947.2.11.47, by museum records. Type locality: "Perak, 3,000 ft.", Malaysia (Malaya).

Metaphrynella pollicarisParker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 107.

English Names

Malaysian Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 90).


Malay Peninsula.


Reviewed by Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 503-505. See account by Berry, 1975, Amph. Fauna Peninsular Malaysia: 116-117 . See identification table by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 46, to compare this species with other microhylids in the Sunda Shelf region. Sumarli, Grismer, Anuar, Muin, and Quah, 2015, Check List, 11(4, Art. 1679): 11, reported specimens from Mount Tebu Terregganu, West Malaysia, and briefly reported on their morphology and habitat.

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