Meristogenys orphnocnemis (Matsui, 1986)

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

Amolops orphnocnemis Matsui, 1986, Copeia, 1986: 625. Holotype: OMNH Am. 8052, by original designation. Type locality: "Kampong Bundu Tuhan, near Kinabalu, 990 m alt., Sabah", (Borneo) Malaysia.

Meristogenys orphnocnemisYang, 1991, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 63: 36. Che, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 3.

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

Meristogenys orphocnemisDas, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 55. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

English Names

Sabah Borneo Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 102).

Dusky-footed Torrent Frog (Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 55).


Mountains of Sabah (Malaysia), Brunei, and East Kalimantan (Indonesia), Borneo.


Malkmus, Manthey, Vogel, Hoffmann, and Kosuch, 2002, Amph. Rept. Mount Kinabalu: 152-153, provided an account. Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 55, provided a photograph and brief account. Haas, Kueh, Joseph, bin Asri, Das, Hagmann, Schwander, and Hertwig, 2018, Evol. Syst., 2: 89–114, noted records of Meristogenys phaeomerus from Sabah, Malaysia, that actually apply to this species and  provided a brief account of morphology and natural history for the Sabah population.  

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