Rhacophorus baluensis Inger, 1954

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Rhacophorus > Species: Rhacophorus baluensis

Rhacophorus baluensis Inger, 1954, J. Washington Acad. Sci., 44: 250. Holotype: USNM 130215, by original designation. Type locality: "Bundu Tuhan, Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo", Sabah, Malaysia (Borneo).

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) baluensis — Mahony, Kamei, Brown, and Chan, 2024, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 74: 253, by implication. 

English Names

Balu Flying Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 113).

Kinabalu Tree Frog (Haas, Das, Hertwig, Bublies, and Schulz-Schaeffer, 2022, Guide to the Tadpoles of Borneo: 382). 


Northern Sabah and northern Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo), 1200–2200 m elevation; likely to be found in Brunei and northern Kalimantan, Indonesia (Borneo).

Geographic Occurrence

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

Likely/Controversially Present: Brunei, Indonesia


Not assigned to subgenus by Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77. See account by Inger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 289-290. 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: 206-207, provided an account. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 635. Haas, Das, Hertwig, Bublies, and Schulz-Schaeffer, 2022, Guide to the Tadpoles of Borneo: 382–384, summarized the knowledge of habitat, reproduction, larval morphology and coloration.

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