Limnonectes hascheanus (Stoliczka, 1870)

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

Polypedates Hascheanus Stoliczka, 1870, Proc. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 1870: 104. Syntypes: ZSIC 2695-97 according to Sclater, 1892, List Batr. Indian Mus.: 4. Chanda, Das, and Dubois, 2001 "2000", Hamadryad, 25: 108, noted that ZSIC 2695 is destroyed. Type locality: "forests of Penang hill", Malaysia; given as "higher forests (about 1000 feet above sea level) in the island of Penang", Malaysia, by Stoliczka, 1870, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 39: 148 (who also described the species as new).

Rana hascheanaSclater, 1892, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1892: 344.

Rana (Rana) hascheanaBoulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 7; Van Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 181.

Rana (Euphlyctis) hascheanaDubois, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 239, by implication.

Euphlyctis hascheanaPoynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 27: 124, by implication.

Limnonectes (Taylorana) hascheanusDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 64.

Taylorana hascheanaDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 314; Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 30. See comment under Dicroglossidae.

English Names

Hill-forest Frog (Kiew, 1987, Malayan Nat. J., 41: 422; Grismer, 2012, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Seribuat Arch.: 69).

Penang Taylor's Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 110).

Hasche's Frog (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 66; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 26).

Side-spotted Frog (Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 113).

Pek Frog (Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 131).

Stoliczka's Frog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 144).

Hasche's Forest Frog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 24).

Peninsular Broad-headed Frog (Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 21).


Southern peninsular Myanmar (Tanintharyi), peninsular Thailand (Nakhon Si Thammarat, Trang, Songkhla and Narathiwat provinces) south through West Malaysia; Bunguran I. (Natuna Is., Indonesia). 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Indonesia, Malaysia, Malaysia, West (Peninsular), Myanmar, Thailand


See Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 55; Taylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 412–417; Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 274–276; and Berry, 1975, Amph. Fauna Peninsular Malaysia: 68-69, for discussion. Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 113–114, provided a brief account (as Rana hascheana). See brief account and photo by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 119–120. Orlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 90, considered the records for Vietnam to be doubtful but included Vietnam in the stated distribution (the records presumably assignable to Limnonectes limborgi). Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 131, provided a brief characterization and photograph. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 144–145, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. Reported (as Taylorana hascheana) for Pulau Langkawi, Kadeh, northwestern West Malaysia, by Grismer, Youmans, Wood, Ponce, Wright, Jones, Johnson, Sanders, Gower, Yaakob, and Lim, 2006, Hamadryad, 30: 61–74. Dutta, 1997, Amph. India Sri Lanka: 166, stated the species to occur in the Andamans (without a specific locality) and provided a partial taxonomic bibliography. Neang and Holden, 2008, Field Guide Amph. Cambodia: 88, provided a photograph of an unnamed species, brief account of identification, ecology, and range in Cambodia. Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 26, regarded the species as occurring in the Andamans. Das and Dutta, 2007, Hamadryad, 31: 154–181, noted no larval descriptions in the literature. Inger and Stuart, 2010, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 29: 51–68, reported on the systematics of this species and the closely related Limnonectes limborgi and redelimited the ranges of both, thereby rendering doubtful identifications in a considerable amount of previous literature, including the records from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Grismer, Chan, Grismer, Wood, and Ahmad, 2010, Russ. J. Herpetol., 17: 147–160, reported localities from the Banjaran Bintang Mountains, northwestern peninsular Malaysia. Thong-aree, Chan-ard, Cota, and Makchai, 2011, Thailand Nat. Hist. Mus. J., 5: 99–106, reported the species from Bala Forest, Narathiwat, extreme southern Thailand. Chan-ard, Cota, and Makchai, 2011, Amph. E. Region Thailand: 136, detailed the range in Thailand. See brief account by Grismer, 2012, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Seribuat Arch.: 69-70, for the Seribuat Archipelago, West Malaysia. Nidup, Wangkulangkul, Satasook, Bates, and Juthong, 2013, Proc. World Biodiversity Congr., 2013: 1–13, reported a population on Tarutao Island, Satun Province, Thailand. Sumarli, Grismer, Anuar, Muin, and Quah, 2015, Check List, 11(4, Art. 1679): 9, reported specimens from Mount Tebu, Terregganu, West Malaysia, and briefly reported on their morphology and habitat. Harikrishnan, Vasudevan, and Dutta, 2017, Das (ed.), Diversity Ecol. Amph. India: 85, commented on the dubious records from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Mulcahy, Lee, Miller, Chand, Thura, and Zug, 2018, ZooKeys, 757: 85–162, a record from Tanintharyi Division, Myanmar. Niyomwan, Srisom, and Pawangkhanant, 2019, Field Guide Amph. Thailand: 258–259, provided a brief account (photographs, habitat, and range) for Thailand (in Thai). Hong, Anuar, Grismer, and Quah, 2021, Check List, 17: 794, reported the species from Batu Hampar Recreational Forest, Kedah, West Malaysia. Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 21, briefly discussed identification, habitat, and range in Myanmar. Garg, Sivaperuman, Gokulakrishnan, Gopika, Das, and Biju, 2022, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 72: 169–199, demonstrated that records for the Andamans rest on misidentifications of Minervarya andamanensis and Minervarya charlesdarwini. Herlambang, Riyanto, Munir, Hamidy, Kimura, Eto, and Mumpuni, 2022, Treubia, 49: 78, reported the species from Bunguran I., Natuna Is., Indonesia. Ziegler, Ong, Hoang, Pham, and Nguyen, 2022, Acad. J. Biol., 44: 114, referred their earlier record of Taylorana hascheana (Ziegler, 2002, Amph. Rept. Tieflandfeuchtwald–Schutzgebietes Vietnam: 1–342) from Ke Go Nature Reserve, Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam, to Limnonectes cf. limborgiZou, Anuar, Low, Hong, Grismer, and Quah, 2024, Zootaxa, 5399: 163–171, reported on advertisement calls from the type locality (Penang Island) and other locations on Peninsular Malaysia (Fraser's Hill and Genting Highlands), resulting in the tentative assignment of the mainland populations (Fraser's Hill and Genting Highlands) to Limnonectes limborgi.

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