Theloderma leporosum Tschudi, 1838

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Theloderma > Species: Theloderma leporosum

Hyla leporosa Schlegel, 1837, Abbild. Neuer Unvollst. Amph., 1: 105. Syntypes: Including RMNH 1754, according to Gassó Miracle, van den Hoek Ostende, and Arntzen, 2007, Zootaxa, 1482: 44. Type locality: "Padang auf Sumatra", Indonesia. Nomen nudum.

Theloderma leporosa Tschudi, 1838, Classif. Batr.: 32, 73. Syntypes: originally RMNH (2 specimens) of which RMNH 1754 is the only remaining specimen mentioned by Tschudi, according to M.S. Hoogmoed In Inger, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 550. Type locality: "Sumatra", Indonesia; incorrectly stated by Inger, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 550, as "Padang, Sumatra", Indonesia.

Hyla leprosaSchlegel, 1858, Handl. Dierkd., 2: 55.

Theloderma leprosumBoulenger, 1884, Zool. Rec., 20: 21. Gender correction.

Polypedates leprosus Günther, 1887, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 5, 20: 315. Holotype: BMNH by original designation and figured on pl. 16, figs. A, a, a′ in the original publication. Type locality: "at an elevation of 4000 ft. on the hills of Larut, Perak". Synonymy by Boulenger, 1888, Zool. Rec., 24: 30.

Rhacophorus leprosusBoulenger, 1890, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1890: 324.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) leporosusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 111.

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) leprosus leprosusWolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 137–217.

Theloderma (Theloderma) leporosum — Poyarkov, Orlov, Moiseeva, Pawangkhanant, Ruangsuwan, Vassilieva, Galoyan, Nguyen, and Gogoleva, 2015, Russ. J. Herpetol., 22: 276.

English Names

Malaya Bug-eyed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 114).


High elevations of Malaya (Malaysia) and Sumatra (Indonesia).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Indonesia, Malaysia, Malaysia, West (Peninsular)


Discussed (as Rhacophorus leprosus leprosus) by Bourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 411–412. See also Berry, 1975, Amph. Fauna Peninsular Malaysia: 100–101, for account. 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 Orlov, Dutta, Ghate, and Kent, 2006, Russ. J. Herpetol., 13: 155–175, for brief comments (as Theloderma leporosa). Chan and Ahmad, 2009, Herpetol. Rev., 40: 294–301, provided an account for peninsular Malaysia and discussed the range. In the subgenus Theloderma, Theloderma leporosum species group of Poyarkov, Orlov, Moiseeva, Pawangkhanant, Ruangsuwan, Vassilieva, Galoyan, Nguyen, and Gogoleva, 2015, Russ. J. Herpetol., 22: 276. Grismer, Chan, Grismer, Wood, and Ahmad, 2010, Russ. J. Herpetol., 17: 147–160, reported localities from the Banjaran Bintang Mountains, northwestern peninsular Malaysia.

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