Limnonectes mocquardi Matsui, Dubois, and Ohler, 2013

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

Rana paradoxa Mocquard, 1890, Nouv. Arch. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 3, 2: 148. Syntypes: MNHNP (6 specimens); including BMNH 1947.2.3.66 (formerly 1892.2.25.4) presumably on exchange from MNHNP according to BMNH records, and MNHNP 1889.223–225, 1889.245–246 according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 38, of which MNHNP 1889.222 designated lectotype by Matsui, Dubois, and Ohler, 2013, Asian Herpetol. Res., Ser. 2, 4: 187. Type locality: "Kina Balu", Sabah (Borneo), Malaysia. 

Limnonectes mocquardi Matsui, Dubois, and Ohler, 2013, Asian Herpetol. Res., Ser. 2, 4: 187. Replacement name for Rana paradoxa Mocquard, 1890, preoccupied by Rana paradoxa Linnaeus, 1759; Dehling and Dehling, 2017, Zootaxa, 4317: 303. 

English Names

None noted. 


Known with any accuracy only from the imprecise type locality (Kina Balu, Sabah, Malaysia) on Borneo. 

Geographic Occurrence

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


See comment under Limnonectes kuhlii with statements dealing with the turbulent nature of the systematics within this complex. Removed from the synonym of Limnonectes kuhlii by Matsui, Dubois, and Ohler, 2013, Asian Herpetol. Res., Ser. 2, 4: 187, where it had been placed by Boulenger, 1891, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 7: 342, 344; Van Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 178. 

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