Philautus tectus Dring, 1987

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

Philautus tectus Dring, 1987, Amphibia-Reptilia, 8: 19, 30. Holotype: BMNH 1978.1825, by original designation. Type locality: "camp five 150 m, Gunung Mulu N. P., Fourth Division,

English Names

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

Obscure Bush Frog (Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 162).


Forests at elevations up to 500 m in northern Borneo in Brunei and Sabah and Sarawak (Malaysia); presumably to be found in Kalimantan, Indonesia, on the southern Sarawak border.

Geographic Occurrence

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


In the Philautus tectus 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. Das, Jankowski, Makmor, and Haas, 2007, Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst., 104: 162, provided a brief description. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 535. Das, 2007, Amph. Rept. Brunei: 70, provided a photograph and brief account.

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