Amolops larutensis (Boulenger, 1899)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Amolops > Species: Amolops larutensis

Rana larutensis Boulenger, 1899, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 3: 273. Syntypes: BMNH (3 specimens), by original designation. Type locality: "Larut Peak, 3000 ft.", Perak, Malaysia (Malaya).

Staurois larutensisBoulenger, 1918, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 1: 374.

Amolops larutensisInger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 256, by implication.

Amolops (Amo) larutensisDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 321.

Amo larutensisFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2000, Acta Zool. Sinica, 46: 23, 25, by implication.

English Names

Larut Sucker Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 97).

Torrent Frog (Kiew, 1987, Malayan Nat. J., 41: 422 [as Staurois larutensis]).

Southern Pad-discked Frog (Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 98).

Larut Hill Cascade Frog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 106).


Western half of Peninsular Malaysia. 


See accounts by Van Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 234; Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 393-394; and Berry, 1975, Amph. Fauna Peninsular Malaysia: 58-59. See brief account and photo by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 87. Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 98, provided a brief characterization (as Staurois larutensis) and a photograph. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 106-107, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. Matsui and Nabhitabhata, 2006, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 23: 731, suggested that the Thailand record of Amolops larutensis, published by Taylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 477-480, probably is a misidentified Amolops panhaiSumarli, Grismer, Anuar, Muin, and Quah, 2015, Check List, 11(4, Art. 1679): 12, reported specimens from Lata Tembaka, Mount Teba, and Mount Lawit, Terregganu, West Malaysia, and briefly reported on their morphology and habitat. Chan, Abraham, Grismer, and Grismer, 2018, Zootaxa, 4434: 250–264, recognized two segregate species, Amolops australis and Amolops gerutu, from Peninsular Malaysia, previously confused with this species; the result is that earlier literature on Amolops larutensis needs to be used with caution. 

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