Philautus acutus Dring, 1987

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Philautus > Species: Philautus acutus

Philautus acutus Dring, 1987, Amphibia-Reptilia, 8: 19, 24. Holotype: BMNH 1978.1765, by original designation. Type locality: "camp three 1300 m., Gunung Mulu, Fourth Division, Sarawak", Malaysia, Borneo.

Philautus (Philautus) acutusBossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 57.

English Names

Sharp Bubble-nest Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 111).


Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo), ca. 300 m elevation.


In the Philautus vermiculatus group according to the original publication. 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. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 517. Hertwig, Lilje, Min, Haas, and Das, 2012, Raffles Bull. Zool., 60: 559–567, documented direct development in this species.

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