Overview

Distribution

Type Locality

Although the type locality was originally recorded only as the "Philippinen" (Günther, 1858), Inger (1954) restricted the range of this species to the Mindanao Faunal Region. To date, this is the only region in the Philippines that this species has been observed.

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Faunal Affinity

Mindanao Pleistocene Aggregate Island Complex (PAIC; Brown and Diesmos, 2002).

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This species is found throughout much of the Mindanao Faunal Region in southeastern Philippines.

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Wikipedia

Staurois natator

Staurois natator is a species of frog in the Ranidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines, where found on the islands of Mindanao, Leyte and Samar. It has sometimes been reported from other Philippine islands and Borneo, but these populations are now regarded as separate species (S. guttatus and S. nubilus).[1] Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, rivers, and intermittent rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arifin, U., D. T. Iskandar, D. P. Bickford, R. M. Brown, R. Meier, and S. N. Kutty. (2011). Phylogenetic relationships within the genus Staurois (Anura, Ranidae) based on 16S rRNA sequences. Zootaxa 2744: 39–52
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