Leptobrachella mjobergi Smith, 1925

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

Leptobrachella mjöbergi Smith, 1925, Sarawak Mus. J., 3: 28. Holotype: BMNH 1947. 2. 25. 33 (formerly M. Smith 8124, formerly 1925.3.11.1), according to museum records. Type locality: "Mt. Gadin, alt. 2000 feet, near Lundu, Western Sarawak", Malaysia (Borneo).

Nesobia mjobergiInger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 49.

Leptobrachella mjoebergiDubois, 1980, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 49: 474. Incorrect subsequent spelling. See comment.

Leptobrachella mjobergiInger, 1983, in Rhodin and Miyata (eds.), Adv. Herpetol. Evol. Biol.: 16. Mandatory change. See comment.

English Names

Mount Gadin Borneo Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 85).

Mjöberg's Dwarf Litter Frog (Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 154).

Distribution

Western Sarawak (Malaysia) (see comment).

Comment

The range may be larger than as written due to confusion with Leptobrachella juliandringi. Reviewed (as Nesobia mjobergi) by Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 49-52. See account by Dring, 1983, Amphibia-Reptilia, 4: 92 (although specimens from central Sarawak now assigned to Leptobrachella juliandringi). See identification table by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 68-69, to compare this species with other megophryids named at the time in the Sunda Shelf region. Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 154, provided a brief description. The incorrect spelling of the specific epithet mjoebergi has been used. Art. 32.5.2 (ICZN, 1999, Internatl. Code Zool. Nomencl., Ed. 4) restricts the exchange of ö for oe to German words; Mjöberg is Swedish. Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 35, provided a photograph and a brief account. Eto, Matsui, and Hamidy, 2017, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 36: 142–147, reported on the range of Leptobrachella juliandringi, and tangentially on the range of Leptobrachella mjobergi. Haas, Das, Hertwig, Bublies, and Schulz-Schaeffer, 2022, Guide to the Tadpoles of Borneo: 152–154, summarized the knowledge of habitat, reproduction, larval morphology and coloration.

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