Staurois tuberilinguis Boulenger, 1918

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

Staurois tuberilinguis Boulenger, 1918, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 1: 374. Type(s): Not stated; but BMNH 1947.2.4.39 (originally 1892.7.10.21) by museum records. Type locality: "Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo, altitude 4200 feet" and "Mt. Batu Song, Sarawak, 1000 feet", Malaysia (Borneo).

Rana tuberilinguisSmith, 1931, Bull. Raffles Mus., 5: 17.

English Names

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

Green-spotted Rock Frog (Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 68).

Green Spotted Rock Skipper (Haas, Das, Hertwig, Bublies, and Schulz-Schaeffer, 2022, Guide to the Tadpoles of Borneo: 225).


Northern Borneo in the hilly forests of Sabah and Sarawak (Malaysia), Brunei, and northeastern Kalimantan (Indonesia), up to 2000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

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


Staurois parvus was removed; without discussion, from the synonymy of Staurois tuberilinguis by Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 334. See brief account and photo by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 118. Malkmus, Manthey, Vogel, Hoffmann, and Kosuch, 2002, Amph. Rept. Mount Kinabalu: 172-174, provided an account (in the sense of including Staurois parvus). See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 634. Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 68, provided a photograph and brief account. Arifin, Iskandar, Bickford, Brown, Meier, and Kutty, 2011, Zootaxa, 2744: 39-52, provided molecular evidence suggestive of the existence of two cryptic species. 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. Grosjean and Preininger, 2020, Zootaxa, 4896: 523–534, described larval morphology in comparison with Staurois parvus.  Haas, Das, Hertwig, Bublies, and Schulz-Schaeffer, 2022, Guide to the Tadpoles of Borneo: 225–226, summarized the knowledge of habitat, reproduction, larval morphology and coloration.

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