Philautus kerangae Dring, 1987

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

Philautus kerangae Dring, 1987, Amphibia-Reptilia, 8: 28. Holotype: BMNH 1978.1771, by original designation. Type locality: "kerangas camp 200 m., Gunung Mulu N. P., Fourth Division, Sarawak", Malaysia, Borneo.

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

English Names

Kerangas Bubble-nest Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 112).


Forests at elevations up to 1200 m in northern Sarawak; also recorded in southeastern Sarawak, Malaysia, on the Kalimantan (Indonesia) frontier at around 200 m elevation; Lampung, ca. 1 km north of Kubu Perahua, 790 m elevation, Sumatra, Indonesia (see comment).


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: 525. See account by Wostl, Riyanto, Hamidy, Kurniawan, Smith, and Harvey, 2017, Herpetol. Monogr., 31: 110–112, who tentatively assigned a specimen from Sumatra to this species. 

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