Phrynella pulchra Boulenger, 1887

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Microhylinae > Genus: Phrynella > Species: Phrynella pulchra

Phrynella pulchra Boulenger, 1887, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 5, 19: 346. Syntypes: BMNH 86.12.28.39-40 according to Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 107, these renumbered as 1947.2.11.36-37 according to Inger, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 388. Type locality: "within a radius of fifty miles from the town of Malacca", Malaya, Malaysia; rendered as "in the district of the town of Malacca" by Günther, 1887, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 5, 20: 313.

Kaloula boulengeri Smith, 1926, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 18: 81. Replacement name for Phrynella pulchra Boulenger, 1887, secondary homonym of Kaloula pulchra Gray, 1831, in Phrynella.

English Names

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

Red-bellied Frog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 100).

Beautiful Frog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 44). 

Distribution

Malay Peninsula and adjacent southernmost Thailand, Sumatra, and the Mentawei Is.

Comment

See Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 501-503, for account. See brief account and photo by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 67. Chan-ard, Chuaynkern, and Thong-aree, 2003, BRT Research Report, 2003: 245–258, reported the species from Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary, Yala and Narathiwat provinces, Thailand. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 100-101, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. Thong-aree, Chan-ard, Cota, and Makchai, 2011, Thailand Nat. Hist. Mus. J., 5: 99–106, reported the species from Bala Forest, Narathiwat, extreme southern Thailand. Akhsani, Hamidy, Farajallah, and Smith, 2017, Zoo Indonesia, 26: 107–155, found low genetic distances in the 16S mtDNA gene between Malay Peninsula and Sumatran populations. Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 44, did not include Indonesia in the range statement without comment. 

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