Leptobrachium gunungense Malkmus, 1996

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Megophryidae > Subfamily: Leptobrachiinae > Genus: Leptobrachium > Species: Leptobrachium gunungense

Leptobrachium gunungensis Malkmus, 1996, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 72: 297. Holotype: ZMB 53628, by original designation. Type locality: "Mount Kinabalu, North Borneo . . . . Sungei Carson, 1850 m".

Leptobrachium (Leptobrachium) gunungenseDubois and Ohler, 1998, Dumerilia, 4: 16-23. Delorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 12; agreement in gender.

English Names

None noted.


Montane tropical wet forest on the southern slopes of Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, northern Borneo (Malaysia), 1750-2200 m elevation.


Most closely related to Leptobrachium montanum according to the original publication. Malkmus, Manthey, Vogel, Hoffmann, and Kosuch, 2002, Amph. Rept. Mount Kinabalu: 93-94, provided an account. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 435. In the Leptobrachium montanum complex of Al-Razi, Maria, and Poyarkov, 2021, J. Nat. Hist., London, 55: 85–114, who reported on molecular systematics. 

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