Hylarana megalonesa (Inger, Stuart, and Iskandar, 2009)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Hylarana > Species: Hylarana megalonesa

Rana megalonesa Inger, Stuart, and Iskandar, 2009, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 155: 136. Holotype: FMNH 267821, by original designation. Type locality: "Bukit Sarang (2°39′N/113°03′E), Bintulu Division, Sarawak (Borneo), Malaysia".

Chalcorana megalonesaFei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 33. See comment under Ranidae record.

Chalcorana megalonesa —  Oliver, Prendini, Kraus, and Raxworthy, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 90: 187. 

Hylarana megalonesa — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 423. 

English Names

Large White-lipped Frog (Haas, Das, Hertwig, Bublies, and Schulz-Schaeffer, 2022, Guide to the Tadpoles of Borneo: 327).


Western and northern Borneo (Sarawak and Sabah, Malaysia, likely into adjacent Kalimantan, Indonesia); Pasir, Bogor (Java), Indonesia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Indonesia, Malaysia, Malaysia, East (Sarawak and/or Sabah)


Confused with Hylarana chalconota prior to its naming according to the original publication. Malkmus, Manthey, Vogel, Hoffmann, and Kosuch, 2002, Amph. Rept. Mount Kinabalu: 159-160, provided an account for Rana chalconota that presumably applies to this species. Inger and Stuebing, 2009, Raffles Bull. Zool., 57: 534, commented on the range. Haas, Kueh, Joseph, bin Asri, Das, Hagmann, Schwander, and Hertwig, 2018, Evol. Syst., 2: 89–114, provided a brief account of morphology and natural history for the Sabah population. Haas, Das, Hertwig, Bublies, and Schulz-Schaeffer, 2022, Guide to the Tadpoles of Borneo: 327–329, summarized the knowledge of habitat, reproduction, larval morphology and coloration. Sabinhaliduna, Arisuryanti, and Hamidy, 2022, Treubia, 49: 97–114, provided a genetically confirmed record from Pasir Angin, Bogor (Java), Indonesia, where it occurs in sympatric with Chalcorana chalconota

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