Occidozyga semipalmata Smith, 1927

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Occidozyginae > Genus: Occidozyga > Species: Occidozyga semipalmata

Ooeidozyga semipalmata Smith, 1927, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1927: 203. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.4.68 (formerly 1926.8.20.46) by museum records, this specimens was formerly M. Smith 8728, according to Gassó Miracle, van den Hoek Ostende, and Arntzen, 2007, Zootaxa, 1482: 50. Type locality: "Lowah, near Mt. Bonthai", Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Occidozyga semipalmataDubois, 1981, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 15: 245, by implication; Inger, 1996, Herpetologica, 52: 242.

Phrynoglossus semipalmatusDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 59; Köhler, Vargas, Than, Schell, Janke, Pauls, and Thammachoti, 2021, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 71: 7.

Phrynoglossus semipalmataFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 30. Gender disagreement. See comment under Dicroglossidae.

Frethia semipalmata — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 243.

English Names

Lowah Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 102).


Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Indonesia

Endemic: Indonesia


Wanger, Motzke, Saleh, and Iskandar, 2011, Salamandra, 47: 17–29, reported the species from central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Karin, Krone, Frederick, Hamidy, Laksono, Amini, Arida, Arifin, Bach, Bos, Jennings, Riyanto, Scarpetta, Stubbs, and McGuire, 2023, PeerJ, 11(e15766): 1–19, reported on elevational range in northern Sulawesi and noted two lineages, at least one of which is unnamed, separated by elevation. 

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