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 (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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