Theloderma licin McLeod and Ahmad, 2007

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

Theloderma licin McLeod and Ahmad, 2007, Russ. J. Herpetol., 14: 66. Holotype: FRIM 0967, by original designation. Type locality: "Taman Negara Resort, Kuala Tahan Taman Negara (03° 40′ 12″ N 102° 44′ 34″ E) Pahang State, Peninsular Malaysia, 82 m elevation".

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

English Names

Smooth-skinned Warted Tree Frog (Niyomwan, Srisom, and Pawangkhanant, 2019, Field Guide Amph. Thailand: 450).

White-backed Bug-eyed Frog (Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 63). 

Distribution

Malay Peninsula, into peninsular Thailand (Yala and Nakhon Si Thammarat provinces); Gunung Serambu, Bau Region of western Sarawak, eastern Malaysia (Borneo) and (see comment) onto Sumatra, Indonesia. 

Comment

Closely related to Theloderma asperum according to the original publication. Das, Grinang, and Min, 2013, Asian Herpetol. Res., Ser. 2, 4: 221–223, reported the species in Sarawak, Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. In the subgenus Theloderma, Theloderma asperum species group of Poyarkov, Orlov, Moiseeva, Pawangkhanant, Ruangsuwan, Vassilieva, Galoyan, Nguyen, and Gogoleva, 2015, Russ. J. Herpetol., 22: 276. Niyomwan, Srisom, and Pawangkhanant, 2019, Field Guide Amph. Thailand: 450–451, provided a brief account (description, photographs, habitat, and range) for Thailand (in Thai). Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 64, suggested the species is to be found in Indonesia, presumably based on MVZ 272184, from West Sumatra, included in the phylogenetic analysis by Chan, Hutter, Wood, Grismer, and Brown, 2020, Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. B, Biol. Sci., 287 (20202102): 1–9. Ginal, Mühlenbein, and Rödder, 2021, North-West. J. Zool., Romania, 17: 65–72, reported on the advertisement call. 

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