Amolops larutensis (Boulenger, 1899)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Amolops > Species: Amolops larutensis

Rana larutensis Boulenger, 1899, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 3: 273. Syntypes: BMNH (3 specimens), by original designation. Type locality: "Larut Peak, 3000 ft.", Perak, Malaysia (Malaya).

Staurois larutensisBoulenger, 1918, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 1: 374.

Amolops larutensisInger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 256, by implication.

Amolops (Amo) larutensisDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 321.

Amo larutensisFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2000, Acta Zool. Sinica, 46: 23, 25, by implication.

English Names

Larut Sucker Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 97).

Torrent Frog (Kiew, 1987, Malayan Nat. J., 41: 422 [as Staurois larutensis]).

Southern Pad-discked Frog (Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 98).

Larut Hill Cascade Frog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 106).

Distribution

Western half of Peninsular Malaysia. 

Comment

See accounts by Van Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 234; Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 393-394; and Berry, 1975, Amph. Fauna Peninsular Malaysia: 58-59. Matsui, Wu, and Yong, 1993, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 10: 691–695, reported on the advertisement call. See brief account and photo by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 87. Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 98, provided a brief characterization (as Staurois larutensis) and a photograph. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 106-107, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph. Matsui and Nabhitabhata, 2006, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 23: 731, suggested that the Thailand record of Amolops larutensis, published by Taylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 477-480, probably is a misidentified Amolops panhaiSumarli, Grismer, Anuar, Muin, and Quah, 2015, Check List, 11(4, Art. 1679): 12, reported specimens from Lata Tembaka, Mount Teba, and Mount Lawit, Terregganu, West Malaysia, and briefly reported on their morphology and habitat. Chan, Abraham, Grismer, and Grismer, 2018, Zootaxa, 4434: 250–264, recognized two segregate species, Amolops australis and Amolops gerutu, from Peninsular Malaysia, previously confused with this species; the result is that earlier literature on Amolops larutensis needs to be used with caution. See comments on morphology and natural history in West Malaysia by Chan, Muin, Anuar, Andam, Razak, and Aziz, 2019, Check List, 15: 1055–1069. See comments on morphology and natural history in West Malaysia by Chan, Muin, Anuar, Andam, Razak, and Aziz, 2019, Check List, 15: 1055–1069. Chan and Brown, 2020, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 190: 65–78, reported on landscape genetics. 

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