Microhyla borneensis Parker, 1928

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

Microhyla borneense Parker, 1928, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 10, 2: 473. Holotype: BMNH 1911.1.30.43 according to Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 120; renumbered as BMNH 1947. 2.11.82 according to Inger, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 386. Type locality: "Kidi [= Bidi] district, Sarawak", Malaysia (Borneo).

Microhyla borneensisParker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 128.

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

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the heath forests of Sarawak, and Sabah, East Malaysia, and Brunei (Borneo), elevation ca. 300 m.


Records from the Malay Peninsula and Singapore are referable to Microhyla mantheyi. See comment under Microhyla nepenthicola. The more-widespread larger species that had been confused with this species was renamed Microhyla malang. Dehling, 2010, Salamandra, 46: 114–116, reported on the advertisement call. 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, suggesting this species to be the sister of Microhyla malang. In the Microhyla achatina species group of Garg, Suyesh, Das, Jiang, Wijayathilaka, Amarasinghe, Alhadi, Vineeth, Aravind, Senevirathne, Meegaskumbura, and Biju, 2018 "2019", Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 69: 1–71. Zainudin and Alaudin, 2018, Malaysian Appl. Biol., 47: 15–21, suggested that Microhyla malang is conspecific on the basis of low genetic distance. 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 achatina group. 

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