Microhyla superciliaris Parker, 1928

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Microhylinae > Genus: Microhyla > Species: Microhyla superciliaris

Microhyla superciliaris Parker, 1928, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 10, 2: 486. Holotype: BMNH 1904.7.19.31 according to Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 134, and Van Tuijl, 1995, Bull. Zool. Mus. Univ. Amsterdam, 14: 128, now reregistered as BM 1947.2.11.81, according to museum records. Type locality: "Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur, Malay Peninsula", Malaya, Malaysia.

Microhyla (Microhyla) superciliarisDubois, 1987, Alytes, 6: 3.

English Names

Batu Cave Rice Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 91).

Distribution

Malaya and Sumatra, possibly extending north into peninsular Thailand.

Comment

Subgenus Microhyla, Microhyla berdmorei group. See Berry, 1975, Amph. Fauna Peninsular Malaysia: 125, and brief account by Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 518-519. 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): 8, reported specimens from Lata Belatan, Terregganu, West Malaysia, and briefly reported on their morphology and habitat.  Manthey, Denzer, and Quah, 2016, Sauria, Berlin, 38: 23–30, reported on the species, noting that records of Microhyla palmipes from the Malay Peninsula appear to be based on misidentified members of the Microhyla superciliaris complex (including unnamed species) and likely extending north into peninsular Thailand.  

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