Ansonia platysoma Inger, 1960

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

Ansonia platysoma Inger, 1960, Fieldiana, Zool., 39: 487. Holotype: FMNH 28213, by original designation. Type locality: "Luidan River near Bundu Tuhan at 3,300 feet on Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo", Sarawak, Malaysia.

English Names

Luidan Stream Toad (IUCN, 2022; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 39).


Northern Sarawak (Gunung Mulu National Park) and western Sabah (Kinabalu and Crocker Range), Malaysia (Borneo).

Geographic Occurrence

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

Endemic: Malaysia, Malaysia, East (Sarawak and/or Sabah)


See identification table by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 26, to compare this species with others in the Sunda Shelf region. Malkmus, Manthey, Vogel, Hoffmann, and Kosuch, 2002, Amph. Rept. Mount Kinabalu: 72–73, provided an account. 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: 159. Matsui, Nishikawa, Eto, and Hossman, 2020, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 37: 99, noted that the report of a larva of Ansonia platysoma is based on (the then-unnamed) Ansonia kanak. 

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