Ansonia muelleri (Boulenger, 1887)

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

Bufo muelleri Boulenger, 1887, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 5, 20: 52. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.20.57 (formerly, according to Inger, 1985, In Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 26. Type locality: "Mindanao, Philippine Islands".

Ansonia muelleriInger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 239.

English Names

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


Mountains of central and western Mindanao and Dinagat Island, Philippines (see comment).


See Ross and Lazell, 1990, Philipp. J. Sci., 119: 259, for report of material from Dinagat I. See comment under Ansonia mcgregori. See account by Inger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 242-247. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 158.Sanguila, Siler, Diesmos, Nuñeza, and Brown, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 333-350, reported on the phylogeography of this species in Mindanao, noting at least four unnamed lineages, which to be named will require a restriction in type locality inasmuch as the species does not seem to be morphologically distinguishable. See account by Sanguila, Cobb, Siler, Diesmos, Alcala, and Brown, 2016, ZooKeys, 624: 15–17. 

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