Unknown Microhylidae

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2 years 4 months ago - 2 years 4 months ago #3756 by Nickswildlife
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Can anybody identify this narrow-mouthed frog. It was no more than 3 inches snout to vent and found near a road during a rainstorm


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2 years 4 months ago #3757 by onflipflops
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Let me start to say that I am no expert on amphibians, it's one area I seriously need to improve on. Coming months I will be spending some time with one of Thailand's experts on amphibians, so hopefully that will improve my knowledge (or maybe I will only feel more lost...).

Anyway, my guess is Microhyla butleri. But I might be totally wrong.
There seems to be quite a lot of variation between specimens of the species within this genus. Which causes for confusion (at least for me, haha).
For ID-requests on frogs, best to post it in the Thai Herpetography group on facebook. There are a few guys on there who are like walking encyclopedias when it comes to amphibians and reptiles of Thailand.

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2 years 4 months ago #3758 by Nickswildlife
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Thanks Onflipflops,

I've taken your advice and joined the facebook group. I've also searched the web for microhyla butleri and managed to found a couple of pictures which match my photo well.

What will you be doing with the amphibian expert if you don't mind me asking?

Thanks for the help.

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2 years 4 months ago #3759 by onflipflops
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We will simply be herping together.

However, he is working on a few guide books at the moment. One of them is about all amphibians of Thailand. I can't wait for it to be published, but it will probably take quite a while.

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2 years 4 months ago #3760 by Nickswildlife
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An amphibians guide book for Thailand would be amazing, I'd definitely buy a copy. Good luck with your herping.

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