Meristogenys jerboa (Günther, 1872)

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

Hylorana jerboa Günther, 1872, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1872: 599. Syntypes: BMNH (2 specimens), by original designation by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 67. Type locality: "Matang", Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo).

Rana jerboaBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 67.

Rana (Hylorana) jerboaBoulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 126, 196.

Rana (Hylarana) jerboaVan Kampen, 1923, Amph. Indo-Austral. Arch.: 209.

Hylorana jerboaDeckert, 1938, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1938: 144.

Hylarana jerboaBourret, 1939, Annexe Bull. Gen. Instr. Publique, Hanoi, 1939: 43. Presumably based on misidentified specimens.

Amolops jerboaInger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 236.

Meristogenys jerboaYang, 1991, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 63: 34. Che, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 3; by implication.

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

English Names

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

Matang Torrent Frog (Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 161).


Matang in western Sarawak (Borneo), Malaysia, below 700 m elevation.


Reports of this species from the mainland (Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaya) and Java are in error according to Yang, 1991, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 63: 35, and Inger, Orlov, and Darevsky, 1999, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 92: 43. See account by Boulenger, 1920, Rec. Indian Mus., 20: 196. Matsui, Wu, and Yong, 1993, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 10: 691–695, reported on the advertisement call. Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 161, provided a brief description. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 485.  Shimada, Matsui, Nishikawa, and Eto, 2015, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 32: 474–484, presented a Bayesian tree of mtDNA tree (454 bp) that suggests that Meristogenys jerboa is composed of at least two species. Gan, Hertwig, Das, and Haas, 2015, J. Zool. Syst. Evol. Res., 54: 46–59, reported on detailed anatomy of the larval ventral sucker in comparison to Huia cavitymapnum. 

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