Leptobrachella kecil (Matsui, Belabut, Ahmad, and Yong, 2009)

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

Leptolalax kecil Matsui, Belabut, Ahmad, and Yong, 2009, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 26: 244. Holotype: KUHE 52440, by original designation. Type locality: "Trail 11, Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, State of Pahang, Malaysia (4°28′40″N, 101°21′57″E, 1522 m a.s.l.)".

Leptolalax (Leptolalax) kecil — Dubois, Grosjean, Ohler, Adler, and Zhao, 2010, Zootaxa, 2493: 67.

Leptobrachella kecil — 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

None noted.


Known only from the type locality (Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Pahang, West Malaysia); presumably more widely distributed in these highlands (see comment).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Malaysia, Malaysia, West (Peninsular)

Endemic: Malaysia, Malaysia, West (Peninsular)


External morphology and advertisement call were described in the original publication. Chan, Belabut, and Ahmad, 2010, Russ. J. Herpetol., 17: 205, suggested that the dubious records of Leptolalax gracilis from Gunung Tahan and Gunung Benom actually represent this species.

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