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A Kinabalu Sticky Frog (Kalophrynus baluensis) hiding in the leaf litter The various Borneo Kalophrynus species are hard to tell apart and something of a taxonomic mess. Fortunately for the sake of identification only one type is known from Mt. Kinabalu, and it seems to be a well-defined species. Geotagged,Kalophrynus baluensis,Malaysia,Winter Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

A Kinabalu Sticky Frog (Kalophrynus baluensis) hiding in the leaf litter

The various Borneo Kalophrynus species are hard to tell apart and something of a taxonomic mess. Fortunately for the sake of identification only one type is known from Mt. Kinabalu, and it seems to be a well-defined species.

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  1. I'm running out of compliment other than to repeat them. The way you captured your recent series is specimen-quality. With that I mean its a timeless capture. Congrats on being awesome. Posted 8 months ago

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Kalophrynus baluensis is a species of frog in the family Microhylidae. It is endemic to Mount Kinabalu in Sabah.

''Kalophrynus baluensis'' is unusual in that it appears to have diverged from its closest known relative that is not endemic to Mount Kinabalu before the mountain reached its present elevation. Most other Mount Kinabalu endemics are younger than the mountain , and thus appear to have evolved there relatively recently.

Similar species: Frogs
Species identified by John Sullivan
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Uploaded Sep 6, 2018. Captured Mar 5, 2018 20:03 in 22, Jalan Kota Belud - Ranau, 89308 Kundasang, Sabah, Malaysia.
  • PENTAX K-3 II
  • f/11.0
  • 1/160s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm