Megophrys gigantica Liu, Hu, and Yang, 1960

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Megophryidae > Genus: Megophrys > Species: Megophrys gigantica

Megophrys giganticus Liu, Hu, and Yang, 1960, Acta Zool. Sinica, 12: 172. Holotype: CIB 581539, by original designation. Type locality: "Hsin-ming-hsian of Chingtung, Yunnan, 2,120 m. altitude", China.

Megophrys (Megophrys) giganticaDubois, 1980, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 49: 472.

Atympanophrys giganticaRao and Yang, 1997, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 7: 98; Chen, Zhou, Poyarkov, Stuart, Brown, Lathrop, Wang, Yuan, Jiang, Hou, Chen, Suwannapoom, Nguyen, Duong, Papenfuss, Murphy, Zhang, and Che, 2016, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 106: 41. 

Xenophrys giganticaDelorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 18.

Megophrys (Atympanophrys) gigantica — Mahony, Foley, Biju, and Teeling, 2017, Mol. Biol. Evol., 34: 754. 

Atympanophrys (Gigantophrys) gigantica —  Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 639.  

English Names

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

Great Piebald Horned Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 104).

Distribution

Jingdong and Yongde counties in southwest-central Yunnan, China, 1400–2400 m elevation.

Comment

See Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 71-72. See accounts by Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 166, and by Yang, 1991, Amph. Fauna of Yunnan: 51; Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 104-105. Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 29, provided a brief account for Yunnan, China. See illustration, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 444. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 349-353, provided an account, illustration of the holotype, and spot map for China. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 188, provided a brief account including photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 217, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for China. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 639–640, provided an account, photograph, and dot map, as Atympanophrys gigantica

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