Limnonectes nitidus (Smedley, 1932)

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

Rana nitida Smedley, 1932 "1931", Bull. Raffles Mus., 6: 107. Syntypes: Not stated but BMNH 1947.2.1.35 (formerly 1931.10.8.1), 1931.10.8.2, and ZRC 1.849–850 considered syntypes by Das and Lim, 2001, Raffles Bull. Zool., 49: 8, and museum records; ectotype designation by implication ("holotype") considered to be BMNH 1931.10.8.1 (now reregistered as 1947.2.1.35), by Kiew, 1975 "1974", Malayan Nat. J., 28: 107; Type locality: "Tanah Rata", Pahang, Malaya, Malaysia. Das and Lim, 2001, Raffles Bull. Zool., 49: 8, gave the additional locality of "'Brichang Rd' (in the Cameron Highlands, Pahang, West Malaysia" for ZRC 1.850 a purported syntype.

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

English Names

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


Known only from the Cameron Highlands and Fraser's Hill of Pahang, Raub District, Peninsular Malaysia, 900–1500 m elevation; one questionable record from Phang Nga Province, Thailand (see comment). 

Geographic Occurrence

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


In the Limnonectes (Limnonectes) kuhlii group of Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 63. See Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 285–286. See comment under Limnonectes tweediei. See brief account and photo by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 100. Leong and Lim, 2003, Raffles Bull. Zool., 51: 126–128, provided a record from Raub District, Pahang, West Malaysia, and described larval morphology. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 483. Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 25, suggested on biogeographic grounds that the record of Limnonectes nitidus (Grosjean, Bordoloi, Chuaynkern, Chakravarty, and Ohler, 2015, Zootaxa, 4058: Suppl. data, Appendix A) from Phang Nga Province, Thailand, is likely a misidentification of Limnonectes pseudodoriae; the identification of this specimen requires confirmation.  

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