Leptomantis gauni (Inger, 1966)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Leptomantis > Species: Leptomantis gauni

Philautus gauni Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 346. Holotype: FMNH 136314, by original designation. Type locality: "Mengiong River, upper Baleh basin, Third Division, Sarawak", Malaysia (Borneo).

Rhacophorus gauniLiem, 1970, Fieldiana, Zool., 57: 100.

Rhacophorus (Leptomantis) gauniDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 76.

Leptomantis gauniIskandar and Colijn, 2000, Treubia, 31: 95; Jiang, Jiang, Ren, Wu, and Li, 2019, Asian Herpetol. Res., 10: 7. 

Rhacohorus gauniHarvey, Pemberton, and Smith, 2002, Herpetol. Monogr., 16: 47, by implication.

English Names

Inger's Flying Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 113).

Short-nosed Tree Frog (Haas, Das, Hertwig, Bublies, and Schulz-Schaeffer, 2022, Guide to the Tadpoles of Borneo: 239).


Borneo in Sabah and central Sarawak (Malaysia), Brunei, and western and northeastern Kalimantan, Indonesia, 100–980 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

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


See comment under Rhacophorus angulirostris. See identification table by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 122–123, to compare this species to other rhacophorids of the Sunda Shelf region. Leong and Heok, 2002, Herpetol. Rev., 33: 319, provided the record for Brunei. Malkmus, Manthey, Vogel, Hoffmann, and Kosuch, 2002, Amph. Rept. Mount Kinabalu: 212–214, provided an account. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 635. Some references may confuse this species with the recently recognized Rhacophorus malkmusi of Sabah, which is known to be sympatric with this species on the eastern slope of Gunung Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Chan, Grismer, and Brown, 2018, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 127: 1010–1019, suggested on the basis of molecular evidence that this and Rhacophorus belalongensis might represent the same species. Haas, Das, Hertwig, Bublies, and Schulz-Schaeffer, 2022, Guide to the Tadpoles of Borneo: 239–240, summarized the knowledge of habitat, reproduction, larval morphology and coloration.  

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