Pelophryne misera (Mocquard, 1890)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Pelophryne > Species: Pelophryne misera

Nectophryne misera Mocquard, 1890, Nouv. Arch. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 3, 2: 161. Syntypes: MNHNP 1889.331-332 (3 specimens total), according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 16. Roux, 1906, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1906: 59, considered there to be a single type in the MNHNP. Type locality: "nord de Borneo", Malaysia; restricted to "Kadamaian iver, Mt. Kinabalu", Sabah, Malaysia by Malkmus, Manthey, Vogel, Hoffmann, and Kosuch, 2002, Amph. Rept. Mount Kinabalu: 85.

Pelophryne miseraBarbour, 1938, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 51: 193.

English Names

Black Flathead Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 45).

Kinabalu Dwarf Toad (Haas, Das, Hertwig, Bublies, and Schulz-Schaeffer, 2022, Guide to the Tadpoles of Borneo: 252).

Distribution

Mountains of Sabah and northeastern Sarawak (Malaysia) and Kayan Mentarang National Park, East Kalimantan (Indonesia), central to northern Borneo.

Comment

See comment under Pelophryne albotaeniata. 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: 85-86, provided an account. Veith, Wulfraat, Kosuch, Hallmann, Henkel, Sound, Samsu, Rudhimanto, and Iskandar, 2004, Tropical Zool., 17: 1–13, reported the species from Kayan Mentarang National Park, East Kalimantan (Borneo), Indonesia. 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: 203. Haas, Das, Hertwig, Bublies, and Schulz-Schaeffer, 2022, Guide to the Tadpoles of Borneo: 252–254, summarized the knowledge of habitat, reproduction, larval morphology and coloration.

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