Leptobrachella ventripunctata (Fei, Ye, and Li, 1990)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Megophryidae > Genus: Leptobrachella > Species: Leptobrachella ventripunctata

Leptolalax ventripunctatus Fei, Ye, and Li In Fei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 95, 213, 274. Holotype: CIB 890063, by original designation. Type locality: Zhushihe, Mengla County, Yunnan Province, altitude 850 m, China; given as " Mengla (21° 29′ N, 101° 15′ E; alt. 850 m), Yunnan Province, China" by Ohler, Wollenberg, Grosjean, Hendrix, Vences, Ziegler, and Dubois, 2011, Zootaxa, 3147: 50. .

Leptolalax (Lalax) ventripunctatusDelorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 14.

Paramegophrys (Paramegophrys) ventripunctatusJiang, Ye, and Fei, 2008, J. Anhui Normal Univ., Nat. Sci., 31: 263. Incorrect gender of species name.

Paramegophrys ventripunctatusFei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 323. Incorrect gender of species name.

Leptolalax (Lalos) ventripunctatus — Dubois, Grosjean, Ohler, Adler, and Zhao, 2010, Zootaxa, 2493: 67.

Leptobrachella ventripunctata — Chen, Poyarkov, Suwannapoom, Lathrop, Wu, Zhou, Yuan, Jin, Chen, Liu, Nguyen, Nguyen, Duong, Eto, Nishikawa, Matsui, Orlov, Stuart, Brown, Rowley, Murphy, Wang, and Che, 2018, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 124: 162, by implication. 

English Names

Yunnan Asian Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 86).

Speckle-bellied Metacarpal-tubercled Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 102).


Known from the type locality in extreme southern Yunnan (Zhuzhihe, Mengla County) near the Laos border; Phongsaly Province, Laos.


Closely related to Leptolalax oshanensis according to the original publication. See also Fei, Ye, and Li, 1992, Acta Biol. Plateau Sinica, 11: 45-54, for redescription. Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 102-103, provided a brief account, figure, and map. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 323-327, provided an account and spot map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 176, provided a brief account (as Paramegophrys ventripunctatus) including photographs. Ohler, Wollenberg, Grosjean, Hendrix, Vences, Ziegler, and Dubois, 2011, Zootaxa, 3147: 1-83, characterized the species comparatively. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 204, provided an account (as Paramegophrys ventripunctatus), photographs, and a range map for China. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 609–611, provided an account (as Paramegophrys), photograph, and spot map for China. 

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