Meristogenys amoropalamus (Matsui, 1986)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Meristogenys > Species: Meristogenys amoropalamus

Amolops amoropalamus Matsui, 1986, Copeia, 1986: 628. Holotype: OMNH 8067, by original designation. Type locality: "Gunung Tapai Sia, Krayan County, Sarawak [Malaysia] border of East Kalimantan [Indonesia]. . . . the bank of Sungai Pa Riman, 1300 m alt. ", Borneo.

Meristogenys amoropalamusYang, 1991, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 63: 33; Che, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 3; by implication.

Amolops (Meristogenys) amoropalamusDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 321.

English Names

Mountain Borneo Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 101).


Mountains of East Kalimantan (Indonesia) and Sabah and northeastern Sarawak (Malaysia), Borneo, 1000-2000 m elevation.


Malkmus, Manthey, Vogel, Hoffmann, and Kosuch, 2002, Amph. Rept. Mount Kinabalu: 149-150, provided an account. See comment under Meristogenys. Shimada, Matsui, Yambun Imbun, Lakim, and Mohamed, 2008, Zootaxa, 1843: 24-34, provided molecular evidence for the existence of at least two distinct species in Sabah, Malaysia, masquerading under this name; one of which was subsequently named as Meristogenys dyscritus. Shimada, Matsui, Yambun Imbun, and Sudin, 2011, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 161: 157-183, provided molecular evidence for at least three cryptic species in addition to nominal Meristogenys amoropalamus. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 484. Shimada, Matsui, Yambun Imbun, and Sudin, 2011, Zootaxa, 2905: 33-56, redelimited the species and discussed its geographic variation. Böhme, 2014, Mertensiella, 21: 121, noted that the paratypic series is composed of members of this species and Meristogenys dyscritus. 

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