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Amphibians of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Beautiful narrow-mouthed frog

In Thai: อึ่งขาคำ

Binomial name: Microhyla pulchra, Edward Hallowell, 1861

Microhyla pulchra is a species of narrow-mouthed frog found in northeastern India, southern China, and Southeast Asia south to at least Thailand but possibly as far south as Malaysia and Singapore. It has also been introduced to Guam.

It has many common names, including beautiful pygmy frog, Guangdong rice frog, and marbled pygmy frog. Microhyla pulchra is a common species in suitable habitat, but it is not often seen because it is cryptic and seasonal. It typically occurs near forest edges. It is eaten in Laos.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Amphibia
Order
Anura
Family
Microhylidae
Genus
Microhyla
Species
Microhyla pulchra

Common names

  • English:
    • Beautiful narrow-mouthed frog
    • Guangdong rice frog
    • Marbled pygmy frog
    • Painted chorus frog
    • Butler's narrow-mouthed toad
    • Beautiful pygmy frog
  • Thai: อึ่งขาคำ

Synonyms

  • Microhyla major, Christoph Gustav Ernst Ahl (1930)
  • Microhyla melli, Carl Christoph Vogt (1914)
  • Microhyla hainanensis, Thomas Barbour (1908)
  • Engystoma pulchrum, Edward Hallowell (1861)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Distribution map of Beautiful narrow-mouthed frog, Microhyla pulchra in Thailand
Range map of Microhyla pulchra in Thailand