Micryletta lineata (Taylor, 1962)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Microhylinae > Genus: Micryletta > Species: Micryletta lineata

Microhyla inornata lineata Taylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 546. Holotype: EHT 35534, by original designation; now FMNH 178245 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 58. Type locality: "10 km. West of Nakhon Si Thammarat", Thailand.

Micryletta lineata — Zug and Mulcahy, 2020 "2019", Amph. Rept. S. Tanintharyi: 49; Miller, Zug, Wogan, Lee, and Mulcahy, 2021, Ichthyol. & Herpetol., 109: 245. 

English Names

Striped Paddy Frog (Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 33).


Isthmus of Kra region in southern Myanmar (Tanintharyi Region) and adjacent western Thailand (Ratchaburi, Petchaburi, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Trang, Narathiwat provinces), reaching its apparent northern latitudinal limit at nearly 15°N; possibly extends north into the Salween Basin of Myanmar and south into northern peninsular Malaysia. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Myanmar, Thailand


Mulcahy, Lee, Miller, Chand, Thura, and Zug, 2018, ZooKeys, 757: 95, provided a record from Taninthary Division, southern Myanmar. Chan-ard, Cota, and Makchai, 2011, Amph. E. Region Thailand: 130, detailed the distribution in Thailand. Munir, Hamidy, Matsui, Kusrini, and Nishikawa, 2020, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 37: 295–301, discussed the species complex, naming another species from Sumatra and noting that Micryletta inornata lineata is closer to Micrylette erythropoda than to nominal Micryletta inornata. Zug and Mulcahy, 2020 "2019", Amph. Rept. S. Tanintharyiezembed: 49, provided a brief account, as Micryletta lineata, for South Tanintharyi, peninsular Myanmar,and first treated as a distinct species from Microhyla inornata, but without explanation. Subsequently, Miller, Zug, Wogan, Lee, and Mulcahy, 2021, Ichthyol. & Herpetol., 109: 245–257, provided mtDNA evidence for the taxonomic change and provided a map, literature review, and morphology. Literature prior to 2020 associated with Micryletta inornata (sensu lato, including Micryletta lineata) can be found in the comment under Micryletta inornata; they also suggested that the distinctiveness of Micryletta erythropoda from Micryletta lineata requires genetic confirmation. Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 33, briefly discussed identification, habitat, and range in Myanmar.

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