Sabahphrynus maculatus (Mocquard, 1890)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Sabahphrynus > Species: Sabahphrynus maculatus

Nectophryne maculata Mocquard, 1890, Nouv. Arch. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 3, 2: 162. Syntypes: MNHNP 1889.266-268 (total of 3 specimens), according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 16. Type locality: "Kina Balu", Sabah (Borneo), Malaysia.

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

Pedostibes maculatusInger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 92.

Ansonia anotis Inger, Tan, and Yambun Imbun, 2001, Raffles Bull. Zool., 49: 35. Holotype: SPM 01762, by original designation. Type locality: "Sungai Wario (880 m ASL), Sayap Station (6° 14′ N/116° 32′ E), Kinabalu Park, Kota Belud District, Sabah, Malaysia". Synonymy by Matsui, Yambun Imbun, and Sudin, 2007, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 24: 1165.

Sabahphrynus maculatusMatsui, Yambun Imbun, and Sudin, 2007, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 24: 1165.

English Names

Spotted Asian Tree Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 45).


Western lower montane Sabah, Malaysia (Borneo).

Geographic Occurrence

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

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


See Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 92-93, and Malkmus, Manthey, Vogel, Hoffmann, and Kosuch, 2002, Amph. Rept. Mount Kinabalu: 83-84, for accounts as Pedostibes maculatus. See identification table by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 26, to compare this species with others in the Sunda Shelf region. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status of nominal Ansonia anotis in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 157.

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