Philautus umbra Dring, 1987

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

Philautus umbra Dring, 1987, Amphibia-Reptilia, 8: 43. Holotype: BMNH 1978.1806, by original designation. Type locality: "pinnacles camp, 1200 m., Gunung Api, Gunung Mulu N. P., Fourth Division, Sarawak", Malaysia, Borneo.

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

English Names

Pinnacle Bubble-nest Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 113).


Known only from elevations of 900-1300 m on Gunung Api in northern Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo); possibly to be found in adjacent Brunei.


In the Philautus aurifasciatus 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: 535.

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