Abavorana nazgul Quah, Anuar, Grismer, Wood, Azizah, and Muin, 2017

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Abavorana > Species: Abavorana nazgul

Abavorana nazgul Quah, Anuar, Grismer, Wood, Azizah, and Muin, 2017, Zootaxa, 4320: 276. Holotype: USMHC 2231, by original designaton. Type locality: "Gunung Jerai, Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia (5°47.719’N; 100°26.222’E, 948 m in elevation)". 

English Names

Gunung Jerai Black Stream-Frog (original publication). 


Upper elevations  (800 to 1200 m) of Gunung Jerai, Kedah, peninsular Malaysia; possibly into Satun Province, Thailand

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Malaysia, Malaysia, West (Peninsular)

Likely/Controversially Present: Malaysia, Malaysia, West (Peninsular), Thailand


The sister taxon of Abavorana luctuosa according to the original publication. Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 44, suggested that populations of nominal Abavorana luctuosa in peninsular Thailand may be of this species once they are adequately assayed genetically. 

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