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 panhaiThong-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. Hasan, Islam, Khan, Igawa, Alam, Tjong, Kurniawan, Joshy, Yong, Belabut, Kurabayashi, Kuramoto, and Sumida, 2014, Turkish J. Zool., 38: 389, suggested on the basis of 16S mtDNA divergence that a population from Gombak District, West Malaysia, may represent and unnamed species (possibly now Amolops gerutu, DRF). Sumarli, 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. Chan and Brown, 2020, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 190: 65–78, reported on landscape genetics. In the Amolops larutensis group of Zeng, Liang, Li, Lyu, Wang, and Zhang, 2020, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 146 (106753): 1–9, and Wu, Yan, Stuart, Prendini, Suwannapoom, Dahn, Zhang, Cai, Xu, Jiang, Chen, Lemmon, Lemmon, Raxworthy, Orlov, Murphy, and Che, 2020, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 144 (106701): 1–13, who discussed molecular phylogenetics.

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