Leptolalax sungi Lathrop, Murphy, Orlov, and Ho, 1998

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

Leptolalax sungi Lathrop, Murphy, Orlov, and Ho, 1998, Amphibia-Reptilia, 19: 254. Holotype: ROM 28474, by original designation. Type locality: "a stream on the east side of the village of Tam Dao (21° 27′ 31″ N; 105° 38′ 61″ E), elevation 925 m, Vinh Phu Province, Vietnam".

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

Paramegophrys (Paramegophrys) sungiJiang, Ye, and Fei, 2008, J. Anhui Normal Univ., Nat. Sci., 31: 263.

Paramegophrys sangiFei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 320. Incorrect subsequent spelling of the species name.

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

English Names

Sung Toad (Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 13).

Sang's [sic] Metacarpal-tubercled Toad (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 175).

Sung's Metacarpal-tubercled Toad (Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 607). 

Distribution

Vicinity of the type locality (Tam Dao, Vinh Phu Province) and Yen Bai (Van Yen Province), and, west of the Red River at Van Ban District, Lao Cai Province, in Vietnam; southern Guangxi, China, near the extreme northeastern Vietnam border.

Comment

Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 13, provided the Van Yen Province record. Bain, Nguyen, and Doan, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 108, provided a record from Lao Cai Province, Vietnam, and briefly discussed the range. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 299-304, provided an account and spot map (as Paramegophrys sangi [sic]) and reported the species for Guangxi, China. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 175, provided a brief account (as Paramegophrys sangi) including photographs of specimens and habitat. 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.: 203, provided an account (as Paramegophrys sangi [sic]), photographs, and a range map for China. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 607–609, provided an account, photograph, and spot map for China. 

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