Limnonectes diuatus (Brown and Alcala, 1977)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Limnonectes > Species: Limnonectes diuatus

Rana diuata Brown and Alcala, 1977, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 90: 669. Holotype: CAS 133500, by original designation. Type locality: "Tagibo River, south side of Mt. Hilong-hilong, altitude +1000 meters, Diuata Mountains, Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte Province, Mindanao Province, Philippines".

Limnonectes (Limnonectes) diuatusDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 63.

Limnonectes ferneri Siler, McVay, Diesmos, and Brown, 2009, Herpetologica, 65: 106. Holotype: PNM 9506, by original designation. Type locality: "in the Simulaw River Drainage, 2.3 km N, 1.0 km E of Peak 1409, Mt. Pasian (7° 58′16.26″ N, 126° 17′50.52″ E; WGS-84), Municipality of Monkayo, Davao Del Norte Province, Mindanao Island, Philippines". Synonymy by Abraham, Herr, Sterkhova, Otterholt, Siler, Sanguila, and Brown, 2021, Herpetol. Monogr., 35: 112. 

English Names

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


High-elevation riparian habitats on Mindanao, Philippines, above 900 m (usually above 1200 m), including Mount Apo, Mount Pasian, Mount Hilong-hilong, Mount Magdiwata, Mount Balatucan, Mount Lumot, and most likely numerous additional montane sites of eastern and possibly central Mindanao. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Philippines

Endemic: Philippines


In the Limnonectes (Limnonectes) kuhlii group of Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 63. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 482. See brief notes for Mindanao, Philippines, by Sanguila, Cobb, Siler, Diesmos, Alcala, and Brown, 2016, ZooKeys, 624: 27–28. Abraham, Herr, Sterkhova, Otterholt, Siler, Sanguila, and Brown, 2021, Herpetol. Monogr., 35: 112–140. revised the Limnonectes magnus complex employing 16S mtDNA and reporting on comparative morphology. In the case of Limnonectes diuatus they included Limnonectes ferneri in synonymy, noted that three mtDNA clades can be distinguished, and noted literature where Limnonectes diuata had been comfused with Limnonectes magnus

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