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). 

Distribution

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

Comment

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. 

External links:

Please note: these links will take you to external websites not affiliated with the American Museum of Natural History. We are not responsible for their content.