Species of Thailand
Dark-sided chorus frog
Binomial name: Microhyla heymonsi, Carl Christoph Vogt, 1911
Microhyla heymonsi (commonly known as the dark-sided chorus frog or the Taiwan rice frog) is a species of narrow-mouthed frog found in northeastern India, southern China, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia south to the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra as well as the Great Nicobar Island. It was originally described from Taiwan.
As microhylids in general, Microhyla heymonsi is a small frog: males reach 16 - 21 mm and females 22 - 26 mm in snout-vent length. The dorsal colour is pinkish or greyish above with a black lateral band extending from the snout tip to the groin and entirely covering the sides of the head. It inhabits a variety of disturbed areas as well as secondary vegetation. It breeds in temporary rain puddles, paddy fields, ditches, marshes and slow-flowing streams.
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Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
- Bo Rai District, Trat
- Doi Inthanon National Park
- Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
- Kaeng Krachan National Park
- Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
- Khao Sok National Park
- Khao Yai National Park
- Nong Phai District, Phetchabun
- Phu Kradueng National Park
- Sakaerat Environmental Research Station
- Sikhio District, Nakhon Ratchasima
- Sung Noen District, Nakhon Ratchasima
Range map of Microhyla heymonsi in Thailand
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Special thanks to Ton Smits and Parinya Pawangkhanant for their help with many range data.
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