Megophrys nasuta Malayan Horned Frog
Some other names for this species:
Borneo Horned Frog, Long-nosed Horned Frog, Malayan Leaf Frog, Large Horned Frog, Horned Toad, Malaysian Leaf Frog
Kubah National Park, Sarawak, MalaysiaJanuary 27, 2017
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This is everyone's favorite frog in Malaysia, or at least second-favorite. In my case it was only second-favorite because I was dying to see a Wallace's Flying Frog, but it was still a thrilling find!

In case you couldn't tell, these frogs disappear into their leaf-litter background like nobody's business. Also, they don't move much, preferring to sit and wait for ambulatory food morsels to come to them. So you have to know how to look for them. Fortunately for me, I had been taught by a master earlier on my trip, Kurt "Orion" G.

I took the first three pictures near Kubah's famous Frog Pond around 7:20pm, and remained in a state of happiness for the rest of the night as I sought out and found many other interesting but not-quite-as-interesting critters. Then around midnight, again near the Frog Pond, I took the last two pictures. At the time I thought I had found two horned frogs, but a close look at the details of the patterning later on allowed me to realize that I had found the same horned frog twice.

My Travelogues and Trip Lists page includes a complete list of the herps I saw in the wild on this trip to Malaysia, as well as a travelogue of the trip.

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