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. Type(s): Not stated; holotype (lectotype designation by implication) considered to be BMNH 1931.10.8.1, by Kiew, 1975 "1974", Malayan Nat. J., 28: 107; BMNH 1947.2.1.35 (formerly 1931.10.8.1), 13931.10.8.2, and ZRC 1.849-850 considered syntypes by Das and Lim, 2001, Raffles Bull. Zool., 49: 8. 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, Peninsular Malaysia, 900-1500 m elevation.


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. 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.

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