Ansonia malayana Inger, 1960

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

Ansonia malayana Inger, 1960, Fieldiana, Zool., 39: 477. Holotype: BMNH 1900.9.26.16, by original designation. Type locality: "4,000 feet in the Larut Hills, Perak, Malaya", Malaysia.

English Names

Malayan Slender Toad (Kiew, 1987, Malayan Nat. J., 41: 417).

Malaya Stream Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 39; Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 88).

Malayan Stream Toad (Niyomwan, Srisom, and Pawangkhanant, 2019, Field Guide Amph. Thailand: 174).

Pigmy False Toad (Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 74).


Peninsular Thailand (Pattani, Yala, and Narathiwat provinces) from the Isthmus of Kra southward to Malaya (Malaysia) in disjunct populations. See comment. 


See Dring, 1979, Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), Zool., 34: 181–244, for discussion of populations; see also Berry, 1975, Amph. Fauna Peninsular Malaysia: 43. See brief account by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 30. Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 74, provided a brief characterization, but unfortunately pictured a juvenile Ingerophrynus parvus as of this species, according to Ohler, 2003, Alytes, 21: 101, rendering the sole Thailand record questionable (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 19). Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 88–89, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. See comments regarding distribution by Matsui, Khonsue, and Nabhitabhata, 2005, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 22: 813. Wood, Grismer, Ahmad, and Senawi, 2008, Herpetologica, 64: 321–340, provided comparative information for this and other species from the Malayan Peninsula. Chan-ard, Cota, and Makchai, 2011, Amph. E. Region Thailand: 127, detailed the range in Thailand. Sumarli, Grismer, Anuar, Muin, and Quah, 2015, Check List, 11(4, Art. 1679): 6, suspected that a record of Ansonia malayana from Mount Tebu, Terengganu, Malaysia probably applies to Ansonia latifiNiyomwan, Srisom, and Pawangkhanant, 2019, Field Guide Amph. Thailand: 174–175, provided a brief account (photographs, habitat, and range) for Thailand (in Thai).

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