What to Read: A Field Guide to the Frogs of Borneo


The third edition of ‘A Field Guide to the Frogs of Borneo’, co-written by Robert F. Inger, Robert B. Stuebing, T.Ulmar Grafe, and J. Maximillan Dohling was launched by the Minister of Special Functions, Datuk Seri Panglima Teo Chee Kang, at Sabah Museum on 8 November 2017.

This third edition of the Field Guide to the Frogs of Borneo introduces the non-specialist reader to the diverse frog fauna of Borneo, found in habitats ranging from the island’s low coasts to near the summits of its highest mountains.

An initial comprehensive list of 90 species of the amphibians were identified in the Field Guide to the Frogs of Borneo, in its first edition in 1997. Now, more than 180 species of frogs have been found on the island, and the number continues to grow.

The presence (or the absence) of frogs tell volumes about the health of the environment. The current book contains a significantly revised and expanded natural history information on Bornean frogs, some of it previously unpublished, with detailed accounts for all species currently known. The success of geographical information and field identifications has been enhanced by an addition of new keys to species under each genus, concise morphological descriptions, ecological notes, and high-resolution images.

Natural History Publications (Borneo) | RM 140