Limnonectes hikidai Matsui and Nishikawa, 2014

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

Limnonectes hikidai Matsui and Nishikawa, 2014, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 33: 138. Holotype: KUHE 17212, by original designation. Type locality: "Gunung (=Mt.) Serapi, Kubah National Park, Matang, Kuching District, Sarawak, Malaysia (01° 36′ 25″ N, 110° 11′ 27″ E, 282 m asl)". 

English Names

None noted. 


Known from the mountains of Borneo in Malaysia (Sarawak: Kuching, Samarahan, and Sri Aman Divisions), Brunei, and adjacent Kalimantan, Indonesia. 


Previous confused with Limnonectes laticeps (now Limnonectes khasianus) according to the original publication.  Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 151, provided a brief description for a Bornean population, as Limnonectes laticepsDas, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 51, provided a photograph and brief account for Brunei as Limnonectes laticeps and suggested that the Borneo population was a distinct species. Matsui, Kuraishi, Eto, Hamidy, Nishikawa, Shimada, Yambun Imbun, Vairappan, and Hossman, 2016, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 102: 305–319, who noted, on the basis of DNA analysis, that this species plus 17 unnamed ones from Borneo form the sister taxon of Limnonectes cintalubang. 

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