Leptophryne javanica Hamidy, Munir, Mumpuni, Rahmania, and Kholik, 2018

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Leptophryne > Species: Leptophryne javanica

Leptophryne javanica Hamidy, Munir, Mumpuni, Rahmania, and Kholik, 2018, Zootaxa, 4450: 431. Holotype: MZB Amph 15946, by original designation. Type locality: "from the north-western slope of Mt. Slamet, Curug [water fall] Awu, Desa (village) Guci, Kecamatan (sub district) Bumi Jawa, Kabupaten (regency) Tegal, Provinsi (Province) Jawa Tengah (S 7°11'57.51", E 109°10'4.94", elevation 1400 m a.s.l.)". zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:D62364EC-2DEA-462B-BC9B-1AD557BA785A

English Names

None noted. 

Distribution

Northwestern slope of Mount Slamet (Jawa Tengah Province) and in Mount Ciremai (Jawa Barat Province), and 37 km to the southwest at Gunung Sawal Wildlife Reserve, Cihaurbeuti District (Jawa Barat Province), Indonesia (Java), likely endemic to mountains in the central part of the island with an elevation of 1200–1500 m. 

Comment

Previously confused with Leptophryne cruentata according to the original publication. Chan and Grismer, 2019, BMC Evol. Biol., 19(95): 3, suggested that the sequence divergence between this species and Leptophryne cruentata is so low (below 5%) that they may be conspecific. Cahyadi and Noerwana, 2021, Herpetol. Rev., 52: 342–343, provided a record from Gunung Sawal Wildlife Reserve, Cihaurbeuti District (Jawa Barat Province), Indonesia (Java) and discussed the range. 

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