Limnonectes magnus (Stejneger, 1910)

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

Rana magna Stejneger, 1910, Smithson. Misc. Collect., 52: 437. Holotype: USNM 35231, by original designation and Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 75. Type locality: "Mount Apo, Mindanao, between Todaya and camp, 4,000 to 6,000 feet altitude", Philippine Islands.

Rana (Rana) magnaBoulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 6.

Rana modesta magnaSmith, 1927, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1927: 211.

Rana macrodon magnaInger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 287.

Rana magna magnaInger, 1958, Fieldiana, Zool., 39: 253-255.

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

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

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

English Names

Mount Apo Wart Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 100).

Mindanao Fanged Frog (Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 629).


Mindanao, Basilan, Bohol, Samar, and Leyte Islands, Philippines, 1200-1800 m elevation.


Brief account (as Rana macrodon magna) by Inger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 287, who removed from the synonymy of Rana modesta, where it had been placed by Van Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 176. See also account by Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 44. In the Limnonectes (Limnonectes) grunniens group of Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 63. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 629. See brief notes for Mindanao, Philippines, by Sanguila, Cobb, Siler, Diesmos, Alcala, and Brown, 2016, ZooKeys, 624: 29–31. See comments by Baron, Marin, Logramonte, and Mohagan, 2021, Asian Herpetol. Res., 12: 76–87.

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