Kaloula aureata Nutphand, 1989

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Microhylinae > Genus: Kaloula > Species: Kaloula aureata

Kaloula aureata Nutphand, 1989, Thai Zool. Cent., Bangkok, 4: 1–10. Syntypes: Not stated, but, as discussed by Pauwels and Chérot, 2006, Hamadryad, 30: 172–175, five specimens by original designation, including MNHNP 1997.4923, which was regarded as the holotype by Ohler, 2003, Alytes, 21: 100, and designated lectotype by Pauwels and Chérot, 2006, Hamadryad, 30: 172–175, and who doubted the synonymy. Type localities: "Surat Thani Province" and "Nakhon Si Thammarat Province" (this latter locality being the lectotype locality), Thailand.

English Names

Golden Bullfrog (Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 163).

Golden Burrowing Frog (Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 163).


Known only from the provinces of Surat Thani and Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Thailand

Endemic: Thailand


Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 163, provided a brief account of Kaloula aureata. Pauwels and Chérot, 2006, Hamadryad, 30: 172–175, discussed the status of Kaloula aureata, suggesting that on the basis of differences in color pattern and head shape that it is not a synonym of Kaloula pulchra macrocephala as suggested provisionally by Ohler, 2003, Alytes, 21: 100.

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