Staurois latopalmatus (Boulenger, 1887)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Staurois > Species: Staurois latopalmatus

Ixalus latopalmatus Boulenger, 1887, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 5, 20: 97. Syntypes: BMNH (2 specimens), by original designatio. Type locality: "Mount Kina Baloo", Sabah, Malaysia (Borneo).

Staurois latopalmataBoulenger, 1918, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 1: 373. Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 252.

Simomantis latopalmataBoulenger, 1918, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 1: 372-375.

Staurois latopalmatusInger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 245-255.

English Names

Sabah Splash Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 110).

Rock Skipper (Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 67).


Northern and western Borneo.


See account by Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 252-255. See identification table by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 84-86, to compare this species to other ranids of the Sunda Shelf region. Malkmus, Manthey, Vogel, Hoffmann, and Kosuch, 2002, Amph. Rept. Mount Kinabalu: 170-171, provided an account. Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 67, provided a photograph and brief account. Arifin, Iskandar, Bickford, Brown, Meier, and Kutty, 2011, Zootaxa, 2744: 39-52, provided molecular evidence that this name may cover at least two cryptic species.

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