Mount Murud

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Mount Murud
Gunung Murud Landscape Near Summit.jpg
Vegetation near the summit of Mount Murud
Highest point
Elevation 2,423 m (7,949 ft)
Listing Ultra
Spesial Ribu
Coordinates 3°55′N 115°20′E / 3.917°N 115.333°E / 3.917; 115.333
Location Limbang Division, Sarawak, Malaysia
Parent range Kelabit Highlands
First ascent 1922 by Eric Mjöberg[1]

Mount Murud or Muru (Malay: Gunung Murud) is a sandstone mountain located in Limbang Division, Sarawak, Malaysia At 2,423 m (7,946 ft), it is the highest mountain in Sarawak.[2][3]

The tropical pitcher plant species Nepenthes murudensis is named after the mountain and is thought to be endemic to its summit area.[4][5] Also Murud black slender toad Ansonia vidua is only known from this mountain.[6][7]

Mount Murud is included within Pulong Tau National Park.


  1. ^ Mjöberg, Eric (1925). "An Expedition to the Kalabit Country and Mt. Murud, Sarawak". Geographical Review. 15 (3): 411–427. doi:10.2307/208563. 
  2. ^ Beaman, J. H., and C. Anderson. 1997. The summit flora of Mt. Murud, Sarawak, Malaysia. Contributions from the University of Michigan Herbarium 21: 85-141.
  3. ^ Beaman, J.H. 1999. "Preliminary Enumeration Of The Summit Flora, Mount Murud, Kelabit Highlands, Sarawak." (PDF).  (99.4 KiB) ASEAN Review of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation: 1–23.
  4. ^ Jebb, M.H.P. & M.R. Cheek 1997. A skeletal revision of Nepenthes (Nepenthaceae). Blumea 42(1): 1–106.
  5. ^ De Witte, J. 1996. "Nepenthes of Gunung Murud." (PDF).  (567 KiB) Carnivorous Plant Newsletter 25(2): 41–45.
  6. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2016). "Ansonia vidua Hertwig, Min, Haas, and Das, 2014". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 
  7. ^ Haas, A.; Das, I.; Hertwig, S.T. (2016). "Ansonia vidua (Widow Slender Toad)". Frogs of Borneo. Retrieved 30 November 2016.