Leptolalax lateralis (Anderson, 1871)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Megophryidae > Genus: Leptolalax > Species: Leptolalax lateralis

Ixalus lateralis Anderson, 1871, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 40: 29. Holotype: in ZSI, according to the original description; ZSI 10967, according to Sclater, 1892, List Batr. Indian Mus.: 33; presumed lost as not located by Chanda, Das, and Dubois, 2001 "2000", Hamadryad, 25: 100-128. Neotype: IASST A.68, by designation of Humtsoe, Bordoloi, Ohler, and Dubois, 2008, Zootaxa, 1921: 28. Type locality: "unknown"; given as "unknown . . . but from the circumstances . . . from some portion of the surrounding region [of Bhamò]" (A. Ohler, personal commun., notes that this discussion was with reference to specimens not part of the collection), Myanmar, by Anderson, 1879 "1878", Anat. Zool. Res.: 845; as Birmah [= Myanmar] by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 103; given as "No loc." by Sclater, 1892, List Batr. Indian Mus.: 20; restricted in error to western Yunnan [China] by Liu, 1950, Fieldiana, Zool. Mem., 2: 180. Neotype from "Nhyatsutchu stream, Wokha district, Nagaland, India (alt. 1315 m; near 26° 06′ N, 94° 16′ E)".

Megophrys lateralisLiu, 1950, Fieldiana, Zool. Mem., 2: 180. Based on specimens of Megophrys major.

Megophrys (Megophrys) lateralisDubois, 1980, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 49: 472. Based on specimens of Megophrys major.

Panophrys lateralisRao and Yang, 1997, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 7: 98. Based on specimens of Megophrys major.

Megophrys (Xenophrys) lateralisDubois and Ohler, 1998, Dumerilia, 4: 14. Based on specimens of Megophrys major.

Xenophrys lateralisKhonsue and Thirakhupt, 2001, Nat. Hist. J. Chulalongkorn Univ., 1: 75. Based on specimens of Megophrys major.

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

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

English Names

Nagaland Asian Toad (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 40).

Distribution

Known with any confidence only from the neotype locality in northeastern India (Nagaland) and the surrounding region of Bhamò, Myanmar, possibly into Yunnan, China.

Comment

Delorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 14, discussed briefly the nomenclatural confusion of Ixalus lateralis with Megophrys major and the likelihood that Leptolalax lateralis and Leptolalax pelodytoides are conspecific. Humtsoe, Bordoloi, Ohler, and Dubois, 2008, Zootaxa, 1921: 24-34, discussed the confusing history of the name Ixalus lateralis and designated a neotype. Ohler, Wollenberg, Grosjean, Hendrix, Vences, Ziegler, and Dubois, 2011, Zootaxa, 3147: 1-83, characterized the species comparatively.

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