Ansonia tiomanica Hendrickson, 1966

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

Ansonia tiomanica Hendrickson, 1966, Bull. Natl. Mus., Singapore, 34: 74. Holotype: BPBM (formerly J. R. Hendrickson 5129), by original designation. Type locality: "from a cave at an elevation of about 2,400 feet, Ulu Lalang, Pulau Tioman, Pahang, Malaya", Malaysia.

English Names

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

Pulau Tioman Slender Toad (Grismer, 2012, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Seribuat Arch.: 42).


Known only from Tioman I., off the east coast of West Malaysia (Malaya).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Malaysia, Malaysia, West (Peninsular)

Endemic: Malaysia, Malaysia, West (Peninsular)


See Berry, 1975, Amph. Fauna Peninsular Malaysia: 44–45, for account. See identification table by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 26, to compare this species with others in the Sunda Shelf region. See comments by Grismer and Pan, 2008, Herpetol. Rev., 39: 273. Wood, Grismer, Ahmad, and Senawi, 2008, Herpetologica, 64: 321–340, provided comparative information for this and other species from the Malayan Peninsula. 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. See brief account by Grismer, 2012, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Seribuat Arch.: 42–43.

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