Alcalus sariba (Shelford, 1905)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ceratobatrachidae > Subfamily: Alcalinae > Genus: Alcalus > Species: Alcalus sariba

Rana sariba Shelford, 1905, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 15: 209. Holotype: SMK, by original designation. A BMNH specimen 1947.2.3.61 (formerly 1909.8.18.4) is considered a syntype in museum records; this may actually be the holotype from SMK. Type locality: "Mount Saribaw [=Saribau], Samarahan River, Sarawak", Malaysia.

Ingerana (Ingerana) saribaDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 52.

Taylorana saribaFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 30. See comment under Dicroglossidae.

Alcalus sariba —  Brown, Siler, Richards, Diesmos, and Cannatella, 2015, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 174: 142. Provision placement in genus. 

English Names

Saribau Eastern Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 99).


Mount Saribau, Sarawak (Borneo), Malaysia.

Geographic Occurrence

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

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


Resurrected from the synonymy of Micrixalus baluensis by Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 52, where it had been placed by Van Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 241 (this synonymy considered tentative by Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 255). Considered a junior synonym of Ingerana baluensis by Inger and Tan, 1996, Raffles Bull. Zool., 44: 559; without discussion. Brown, Siler, Richards, Diesmos, and Cannatella, 2015, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 174: 142, recognized the species as distinct and transferred it provisionally to Alcalus

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