Leptomantis harrissoni (Inger and Haile, 1959)

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

Rhacophorus harrissoni Inger and Haile, 1959, Sarawak Mus. J., 9: 270. Holotype: FMNH 83075, by original designation. Type locality: "Ulu Patah, a tributary of the Baram River, Fourth Division, Sarawak", Malaysia (Borneo).

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) harrissoniDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77.

Leptomantis harrissoni — Jiang, Jiang, Ren, Wu, and Li, 2019, Asian Herpetol. Res., 10: 7. 

English Names

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

Brown Tree Frog (Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 78).


Isolated records in northern Borneo: Kalimantan, Indonesia, Brunei, and Sabah and Sarawak, Malaysia, below 250 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

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


In the Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) fasciatus group of Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77; see comment under Rhacophorus for dissenting opinion regarding the recognition of this group. See account by Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 301-304. 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. Malkmus, Manthey, Vogel, Hoffmann, and Kosuch, 2002, Amph. Rept. Mount Kinabalu: 214-215, 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. Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 78, provided a photograph and brief account. Chan, Grismer, and Brown, 2018, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 127: 1010–1019, suggested on the basis of molecular evidence that this and Rhacophorus robinsonii might represent the same species. Haas, Das, Hertwig, Bublies, and Schulz-Schaeffer, 2022, Guide to the Tadpoles of Borneo: 354–357, summarized the knowledge of habitat, reproduction, larval morphology and coloration.

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