Microhyla petrigena Inger and Frogner, 1979

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

Microhyla petrigena Inger and Frogner, 1979, Sarawak Mus. J., 27: 315. Holotype: FMNH 207705, by original designation. Type locality: "Nanga Tekalit, Kapit District, Sarawak", Malaysia (Borneo).

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

English Names

Kapit Rice Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 91).

Pothole Narrow-mouthed Frog (Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 44).

Distribution

Northern Borneo in southeastern Sabah and central Sarawak (Malaysia), Brunei, and central Kalimantan (Indonesia); Sulu Archipelago of Philippines.

Comment

See Leong and Heok, 2000, Herpetol. Rev., 31: 109, for Indonesian record. See identification table by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 46, to compare this species with other microhylids in the Sunda Shelf region. Malkmus, Manthey, Vogel, Hoffmann, and Kosuch, 2002, Amph. Rept. Mount Kinabalu: 132, provided an account. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 626. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 626. Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 44, provided a photograph and a brief account. Dehling, 2010, Salamandra, 46: 114-116, reported on the advertisement call. Haas, Kueh, Joseph, bin Asri, Das, Hagmann, Schwander, and Hertwig, 2018, Evol. Syst., 2: 89–114, provided a brief account of morphology and natural history for the Sabah population. 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 Microhyla perparva. 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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