Valid Reptile and Amphibian Species Described by Robert F. Inger (1954-2009)

Class Amphibia
Leptopelis oryi Inger, 1968
Leptopelis parvus Schmidt and Inger, 1959
Ansonia albomaculata Inger, 1960
Ansonia echinata Inger and Stuebing, 2009
Ansonia guibei Inger, 1966
Ansonia hanitschi Inger, 1960
Ansonia latidisca Inger, 1966
Ansonia longidigita Inger, 1960
Ansonia malayana Inger, 1960
Ansonia minuta Inger, 1960
Ansonia platysoma Inger, 1960
Mertensophryne melanopleura (Schmidt and Inger, 1959)
Pedostibes rugosus Inger, 1958
Pelophryne rhopophilia Inger and Stuebing, 1996
Pelophryne saravacensis Inger and Stuebing, 2009
Phrynoidis juxtaspera (Inger, 1964)
Fejervarya triora Stuart, Chuaynkern, Chan-ard, and Inger, 2006
Limnonectes asperatus (Inger, Boeadi, and Taufik, 1996)
Limnonectes finchi (Inger, 1966)
Limnonectes ibanorum (Inger, 1964)
Limnonectes kenepaiensis (Inger, 1966)
Limnonectes macrocephalus (Inger, 1954)
Limnonectes paramacrodon (Inger, 1966)
Limnonectes rhacoda (Inger, Boeadi, and Taufik, 1996)
Limnonectes visayanus (Inger, 1954)
Quasipaa fasciculispina (Inger, 1970)
Ingerana mariae (Inger, 1954)                                      
Borneophrys edwardinae (Inger, 1989)
Leptobrachella palmata Inger and Stuebing, 1992
Leptolalax maurus Inger, Lakim, Biun, and Yambun, 1997
Leptolalax tuberosus Inger, Orlov, and Darevsky, 1999
Oreolalax multipunctatus Wu, Zhao, Inger, and Shaffer, 1993
Xenophrys brachykolos (Inger and Romer, 1961)
Xenophrys dringi (Inger, Stuebing, and Tan, 1995)
Xenophrys lekaguli (Stuart, Chuaynkern, Chan-ard, and Inger, 2006)
Xenophrys parallela (Inger and Iskandar, 2005)
Kalophrynus intermedius Inger, 1966
Kalophrynus subterrestris Inger, 1966
Microhyla maculifera Inger, 1989
Microhyla perparva Inger and Frogner, 1979
Microhyla petrigena Inger and Frogner, 1979

Nyctibatrachus aliciae Inger, Shaffer, Koshy, and Bakde, 1984
Nyctibatrachus minor Inger, Shaffer, Koshy, and Bakde, 1984
Phrynobatrachus anotis Schmidt and Inger, 1959
Phrynobatrachus cryptotis Schmidt and Inger, 1959
Ptychadena hylaea Schmidt and Inger, 1959
Ptychadena obscura (Schmidt and Inger, 1959)
Ptychadena straeleni (Inger, 1968)
Ptychadena upembae (Schmidt and Inger, 1959)                     
Amolops archotaphus (Inger and Chan-ard, 1997)
Amolops cremnobatus Inger and Kottelat, 1998
Amolops spinapectoralis Inger, Orlov, and Darevsky, 1999
Hylarana albotuberculata (Inger, 1954)
Hylarana attigua (Inger, Orlov, and Darevsky, 1999)
Hylarana eschatia (Inger, Stuart, and Iskandar, 2009)
Hylarana megalonesa (Inger, Stuart, and Iskandar, 2009)
Hylarana parvacola (Inger, Stuart, and Iskandar, 2009)
Hylarana rufipes (Inger, Stuart, and Iskandar, 2009)
Meristogenys kinabaluensis (Inger, 1966)
Meristogenys phaeomerus (Inger and Gritis, 1983)
Meristogenys poecilus (Inger and Gritis, 1983)
Odorrana aureola Stuart, Chuaynkern, Chan-ard, and Inger, 2006
Staurois parvus Inger and Haile, 1959
 Kurixalus baliogaster (Inger, Orlov, and Darevsky, 1999)
 Philautus abditus Inger, Orlov, and Darevsky, 1999
 Philautus aurantium Inger, 1989
 Philautus bunitus Inger, Stuebing, and Tan, 1995
Philautus disgregus Inger, 1989
Philautus refugii Inger and Stuebing, 1996
Philautus surdus (Peters, 1863)
Rhacophorus baluensis Inger, 1954
Rhacophorus exechopygus Inger, Orlov, and Darevsky, 1999
Rhacophorus gauni (Inger, 1966)
Rhacophorus harrissoni Inger and Haile, 1959
Rhacophorus rufipes Inger, 1966

Class Reptilia           
Phoxophrys borneensis Inger, 1960
Pseudocalotes saravacensis Inger and Stuebing, 1994
Cnemaspis nairi Inger, Marx and Koshy 1984
Cyrtodactylus cavernicolus Inger and King, 1962
Cyrtodactylus pubisulcus Inger, 1957
Eutropis clivicola (Inger, Shaffer, Koshy and Bakde, 1984)
Mabuya heathi Schmidt and Inger, 1951
Sphenomorphus aesculeticola Inger Tan, Lakim and Yambun 2001
Sphenomorphus crassa Inger Tan, Lakim and Yambun 2001
Sphenomorphus cyanolaemus Inger and Hosmer 1965
Sphenomorphus haasi Inger and Hosmer 1965
Sphenomorphus multisquamatus Inger, 1958
Sphenomorphus sabanus Inger, 1958
Sphenomorphus tanahtinggi Inger Tan, Lakim and Yambun 2001

Ampheisma metusia Inger 1990
Calamaria abstrusa Inger and Marx, 1965
Calamaria battersbyi Inger and Marx, 1965
Calamaria boesemani Inger and Marx, 1965
Calamaria brongersmai Inger and Marx, 1965
Calamaria buchi Marx and Inger, 1955
Calamaria eiselti Inger and Marx, 1965
Calamaria forcarti Inger and Marx, 1965
Calamaria hilleniusi Inger and Marx, 1965
Calamaria palavanensis Inger and Marx, 1965
Calamaria schmidti Marx and Inger, 1955
Pseudorabdion eiselti Inger and Leviton 1961
Stegonotus borneensis Inger, 1967.




From the Raffle's Musuem Blog, April, 22, 2010.
On 28 April 2010, the museum was delighted and honoured to host prominent herpetologist, Dato Dr Robert F Inger (Curator Emeritus, Division of Amphibians and Reptiles, Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago) and his illustrative wife, Tan Fui Lian (Associate Researcher, same Division as Dr Inger). After some hearty discussions on taxonomical and amphibian topics with Prof Peter Ng, Dr Leong Tzi Ming and Dr David Bickford, Dr Inger proceeded to examine specimens of Ranid frogs in the Anuran collection. He was conducting morphological comparisons between various Bornean samples of riparian frogs which have been regarded as a complex of species. Thereafter, Dr Inger and Fui Lian visited our Central Nature Reserve and hiked up to the HSBC TreeTop Walk to admire the rainforest canopy, where they witnessed a male Flying Dragon (Draco sumatranus) flashing its yellow dewlap at passing females.





Some Friends of RFI


Happy Birthday Robert F. Inger
Relatively few people can say they experienced the Great Depression, WWII, nuclear proliferation, the invention of TV, the Korea conflict, the Space Program, the Sexual Revolution, the Beatles, Vietnam, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, the Internet, and DNA technology during their life time. This week Field Museum Herpetologist Robert F. Inger turns 90 years of age and while he did not personally experience all of these historic events he participated in some and observed others. To be 90 years old in 2010 is to have lived though the most rapidly changing period in human culture. While many 90-year-olds are still trapped in the culture of beliefs they grew-up with, RFI has continued to run alongside the societal and technological changes to understand the world he lives in. This week celebrate Bob's Birthday as well as his ability to not only survive massive cultural changes but to master them. Happy Birthday Bob!
September 10, 1920 Robert Inger was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Today we are here to celebrate his 90th birthday, his life, and his contributions to herpetology. Use the links on the bar above to move between the pages. Below is some old, but interesting news if you have not kept up with Datuk Dr. Robert F. Inger, Curator Emetrius, Division of Amphibians and Reptiles.
Left to Right: Tan Fui Lain, RFI and Leong Tzi Ming at the Raffle's Musuem in Singapore. April, 2010.

The Raffle's Museum News Blog 22 Jan 2007 -

Sarawak's Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Datuk Patinggi Abang Haji Muhammad Salahuddin conferred the honorary Panglima Setia Bintang Sarawak (PSBS) on Dr Robert Frederick Inger in a special investiture ceremony at the Astana, Petra Jaya in Kuching.

Bob, as he is fondly called, is a curator emeritus of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, USA. He has worked for half a century on the herpetofauna of Borneo, cataloguing and describing more than 150 papers on their taxonomy and ecology. He is an old friend of biodiversity scientists

This report, "Datukship for Scientist" carried in the Eastern Times on 23 Jan 2007, also remarked that:

    "His most outstanding characteristics, however, remain his unflagging kindness and generosity in helping generations of young herpetologists including many from Malaysia."

Well done Bob!

Harold Voris had emailed us from Chicago on 21st January 2007 to say:

    "I have some good news. Bob is in Sarawak and he is receiving an important award on Monday. The Governor of Sarawak is making Bob a Datok! As you know this is a big title in Malaysia. Bob will soon be Dato Inger!!

    This means we will have to treat him with BIG respect and carry his briefcase for him everywhere! We are all very happy for Bob and we hope that you will share this news with others that know Bob.

We chuckled once again at the sight of a field man in suit when a copy of the Eastern Times was sent over - it carried a much larger version of the photo seen here.

Well, it is certainly a rare honor and like Harold, we were enthusiastic about ribbing this veteran field biologist about his latest honor.

When Bob appeared at the Raffles Museum today, Swee Hee enthusiastically "welcomed the new Datuk" to our humble abode. He was in the wet collection in the morning for herpetological discussion with Tze Ming - Peter and I went down to congratulate him and remind Ming to be sure to carry Bob's bag!

Bob, of course, just grinned...