Microhyla annectens Boulenger, 1900

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Microhylinae > Genus: Microhyla > Species: Microhyla annectens

Microhyla annectens Boulenger, 1900, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 6: 188. Syntypes: "several specimens" Selangor Mus.( now MNM), and BMNH 1900. 6. 14. 34-35 (according to Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 130; now renumbered as BMNH 1947.2.11.68-69 according to Inger, 1985, In Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 385); ZRC 1.125-126 are syntypes according to Das and Lim, 2001, Raffles Bull. Zool., 49: 8. Type locality: "Larut Hills at 4000 feet", Perak, Malaysia (Malaya).

Microhyla (Microhyla) annectensDubois, 1987, Alytes, 6: 3.

English Names

Larut Hills Rice Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 90).

Brown Narrow-mouthed Frog (Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 158). Presumably based on specimens of another species. 


Peninsular Malaysia about 1000 m elevation


See Taylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 540-541, Berry, 1975, Amph. Fauna Peninsular Malaysia: 117-118, and Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 511-511. See comment under Microhyla borneensis. Gaulke, 1995, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 6: 49-52, provided the Sulu Archipelago record. See comments by Inger, Orlov, and Darevsky, 1999, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 92: 11. See comment under Microhyla palmipes. See identification table by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 46, to compare this species with other microhylids in the Sunda Shelf region. See account in Manthey and Denzer, 2014, Sauria, Berlin, 36: 3–21, where the range was corrected by way of noting that the records from peninsular Thailand and Borneo are referrable to Microhyla perparva and Microhyla petrigenea and the Tawitawi Island (Sulu Archipelago) record questioned. Firdaus, Ratih, Karima, Kusuma, and Suastika, 2018, Bioinform. Biomed. Res. J., 1: 1–6, reported on the mtDNA phylogenetic relationships of the species of Microhyla within Sumatra, Java, Borneo, and peninsular Malaysia, placing this species as the sister of a taxon composed of Microhyla perparva and Microhyla petrigena. Gorin, Solovyeva, Hasan, Okamiya, Karunarathna, Pawangkhanant, de Silva, Juthong, Milto, Nguyen, Suwannapoom, Haas, Bickford, Das, and Poyarkov, 2020, PeerJ, 8 (e9411): 1–47, placed this species in their Microhyla annectens group.   

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