Philautus mjobergi Smith, 1925

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

Philautus mjöbergi Smith, 1925, Sarawak Mus. J., 3: 11. Holotype: M. Smith 7265, by original designation; now BMNH 1925.9.1.1 by museum records. Type locality: "Mount Murud . . . . 7000 feet", Fourth Division, Sarawak [Malaysia], Borneo.

Philautus mjobergiSmith, 1931, Bull. Raffles Mus., 5: 21. Mandatory change. See comment.

Philautus mjoebergiMalkmus and Riede, 1996, Sauria, Berlin, 18: 27. Incorrect subsequent spelling. See comment.

Philautus (Philautus) mjobergiBossuyt and Dubois, 2001, Zeylanica, 6: 44.

English Names

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


Forested mountains from 1500 to 3000 m elevation in northern Borneo (Kalimantan, Indonesia, and Sarawak, Malaysia).


In the Philautus aurifasciatus group and resurrected from the synonymy of Philautus aurifasciatus (where it had been placed by Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 341) by Dring, 1987, Amphibia-Reptilia, 8: 38–41. See comment under Philautus aurifasciatus. See brief account by Malkmus and Riede, 1996, Sauria, Berlin, 18: 27–37. 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: 187–189, provided an account. Art. 32.5.2 (ICZN, 1999, Internatl. Code Zool. Nomencl., Ed. 4) restricts the exchange of ö for oe to German words; Mjöberg is Swedish. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 634. Sabah (Kina Balu), Malaysia, records have been assigned to Philautus nephophilus

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