Ansonia hanitschi Inger, 1960

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Ansonia > Species: Ansonia hanitschi

Ansonia hanitschi Inger, 1960, Fieldiana, Zool., 39: 484. Holotype: BMNH 1899.8.19.13, by original designation. Type locality: "Kadamaian River at 4,200 feet on Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo", Malaysia (Borneo).

English Names

Kadamaian Stream Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 39).

Kinabalu Slender Toad (Haas, Das, Hertwig, Bublies, and Schulz-Schaeffer, 2022, Guide to the Tadpoles of Borneo: 99). 


Mountains for northern Sarawak (Mount Mulu) and western Sabah (Mount Kinabalu, Mount Lumaku, Crocker Range), Malaysia (Borneo), 750-1600 m elevation; in adjacent montane northern Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Indonesia, Malaysia, Malaysia, East (Sarawak and/or Sabah)


See account by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 28-29. Malkmus, Manthey, Vogel, Hoffmann, and Kosuch, 2002, Amph. Rept. Mount Kinabalu: 67-69, provided an account and noted misidentifications in the literature. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 610.  Haas, Kueh, Joseph, bin Asri, Das, Hagmann, Schwander, and Hertwig, 2018, Evol. Syst., 2: 89–114, noted records of Ansonia sp. in Sabah, Malaysia, that had previously been identified as this species. Haas, Das, Hertwig, Bublies, and Schulz-Schaeffer, 2022, Guide to the Tadpoles of Borneo: 98–100, summarized the knowledge of habitat, reproduction, larval morphology and coloration.  

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