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.


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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