Ingerana tenasserimensis (Sclater, 1892)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Occidozyginae > Genus: Ingerana > Species: Ingerana tenasserimensis

Rana tenasserimensis Sclater, 1892, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1892: 345. Syntypes: Including ZSIC 10429–30, 10495–97 according to Sclater, 1892, List Batr. Indian Mus.: 8, and BMNH 1947.2.2.95 (formerly 1892.11.25.1) as well as one not located according to Chanda, Das, and Dubois, 2001 "2000", Hamadryad, 25: 111. Type locality: "Tenasserim", southern Myanmar.

Micrixalus tenasserimensisAnnandale, 1912, Rec. Indian Mus., 8: 7–36.

Cornufer tenasserimensisBoulenger, 1918, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 1: 373.

Rana (Discodeles) tenasserimensisSmith, 1930, Bull. Raffles Mus., 3: 102; Taylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 462.

Platymantis tenasserimensisYang, 1983, Acta Herpetol. Sinica, Chengdu, N.S.,, 2 (2): 53–56.

Ingerana (Ingerana) tenasserimensisDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 65.

English Names

Tenasserim Eastern Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 99).

Pale-headed Frog (Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 103).

Tenasserim Frog (Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 103; Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 114).

Tenasserim Tricklefrog (Zug and Mulcahy, 2020 "2019", Amph. Rept. S. Tanintharyi: 38). 

Burmese Tricklefrog (Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 25).


Southwestern mainland Myanmar (Rakhine, Yangon, Bago) and peninsular Myanmar (Mon, Tanintharyi); also southwestern and peninsular Thailand into adjacent Malaysia.

Geographic Occurrence

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


Discussed by Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 378–379, as Cornufer tenasserimensis. See also accounts by Berry, 1975, Amph. Fauna Peninsular Malaysia: 87–88, and Taylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 459–462. See comment under Occidozyga borealis. Variously regarded by some authors as a Micrixalus or Platymantis. Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 103, provided a brief characterization and photograph (which Ohler, 2003, Alytes, 21: 103, regarded as of Rana erythraea). Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 114–115, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. Chan-ard, Cota, and Makchai, 2011, Amph. E. Region Thailand: 133, detailed the distribution in Thailand. Chuaynkern, Simngam, Chuaynkern, and Duengkae, 2012, Herpetol. Rev., 43: 440, provided a record for Chiang Mai Province, northwestern Thailand, and commented on the range. Mulcahy, Lee, Miller, Chand, Thura, and Zug, 2018, ZooKeys, 757: 95, provided a genetically confirmed record from Taninthary Division, southern Myanmar. Niyomwan, Srisom, and Pawangkhanant, 2019, Field Guide Amph. Thailand: 296–297, provided a brief account (description, photographs, habitat, and range) for Thailand (in Thai). Zug and Mulcahy, 2020 "2019", Amph. Rept. S. Tanintharyi: 38–39, provided a brief account for South Tanintharyi, peninsular Myanmar. Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 25, briefly discussed identification, habitat, and range in Myanmar. 

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