Leptobrachella dringi (Dubois, 1987)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Megophryidae > Subfamily: Leptobrachiinae > Genus: Leptobrachella > Species: Leptobrachella dringi

Leptolalax dringi Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 13. Holotype: BMNH 1978.3, by original designation. Type locality: "Gunong Mulu (camp 4, 1800 m), 4° Division, Sarawak, Bornéo", Malaysia.

Leptolalax (Leptolalax) dringiDelorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 15.

Leptobrachella dringi — Chen, Poyarkov, Suwannapoom, Lathrop, Wu, Zhou, Yuan, Jin, Chen, Liu, Nguyen, Nguyen, Duong, Eto, Nishikawa, Matsui, Orlov, Stuart, Brown, Rowley, Murphy, Wang, and Che, 2018, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 124: 162, by implication.

English Names

Dring's Asian Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 86).


Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak; lowland of Sabah (Malaysia) and adjacent Kalimantan, Indonesia, Borneo, 200–2500 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

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


Inger, Stuebing, and Tan, 1995, Raffles Bull. Zool., 43: 115–132, provided a detailed description and diagnosis to distinguish this species from Leptolalax gracilis, as well as a redefinition of the range. Matsui, 1997, Copeia, 1997: 158–165, reported on advertisement call. See identification table by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 68–69, to compare this species with other megophryids in the Sunda Shelf region. Malkmus, Manthey, Vogel, Hoffmann, and Kosuch, 2002, Amph. Rept. Mount Kinabalu: 100–102, provided an account. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 624–625. Oberhummer, Barten, Schweizer, Das, Haas, and Hertwig, 2014, Zootaxa, 3835: 59–79, reported on larval morphology. Haas, Das, Hertwig, Bublies, and Schulz-Schaeffer, 2022, Guide to the Tadpoles of Borneo: 142–145, summarized the knowledge of habitat, reproduction, larval morphology and coloration.

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