Megophrys medogensis Fei, Ye, and Huang, 1983

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

Megophrys omeimontis medogensis Fei, Ye, and Huang, 1983, Acta Herpetol. Sinica, Chengdu, N.S.,, 2 (2): 49. Holotype: CIB 73II0015, by original designation. Type locality: Medog County, Xizang (Tibet) Autonomous Region, China; 1,000 meters. Given in error in the English abstract as "Motuo [County], Xizang [= Tibet], alt. 1000 m", China. See comment by Zhao and Adler, 1993, Herpetol. China: 120.

Megophrys omeimontis motuoensis Fei, Ye, and Huang, 1983, Acta Herpetol. Sinica, Chengdu, N.S.,, 2 (2): 49. Incorrect original name given in English abstract of the original publication. See comment by Zhao and Adler, 1993, Herpetol. China: 120.

Megophrys medogensisFei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 102.

Megophrys (Xenophrys) medogensisDubois and Ohler, 1998, Dumerilia, 4: 14.

Xenophrys medogensisOhler, 2003, Alytes, 21: 23, by implication; Delorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 17; 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 (Xenophrys) medogensis — Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 704. 

Megophrys (Xenophrys) medogensis — Mahony, Foley, Biju, and Teeling, 2017, Mol. Biol. Evol., 34: 756. 

English Names

Medog Horned Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 112).

Medog Spadefoot Toad (Li, Zhao, and Dong, 2010, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 23).

Distribution

Known only from the vicinity of the type locality (Medog County, southeastern Xizang, China, 850 to 1350 m elevation).

Comment

Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 112-113, provided a brief account, map, and figure. In the Megophrys omeimontis group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 79. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 391-395, provided an account and spot map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 198, provided a brief account including photographs. Li, Zhao, and Dong, 2010, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 23-25, provided an account for Xizang, China. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 226, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for China. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 704–706, provided an account, photographs, and dot map, as Xenophrys caudoprocta. 

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