Megophrys megacephala Mahony, Sengupta, Kamei, and Biju, 2011

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

Megophrys megacephala Mahony, Sengupta, Kamei, and Biju, 2011, Zootaxa, 3059: 37. Holotype: ZSI A 11213, by original designation. Type locality: "Basistha Road, approximately 5 km south of Basistha temple (26° 03′ 59 N, 91°47′ 32 E, 145 m a.s.l.), East Khasi Hills, northern Meghalaya, India"; the type locality noted by  Kharkongor, Saikia, and Deb, 2018, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, 118: 45, to be in "Ri Bhoi District, northern Meghalaya, along the border of Assam, and not East Khasi Hills". 

Xenophrys megacephalaFrost, 2013, Amph. Spec. World, Vers. 5.6. See comment under generic record; 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.

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

English Names

Big Headed Horned Frog (original publication).

Distribution

Low elevation forested hills eastern Khasi Hills, northern Meghalaya and Assam, northeastern India.

Comment

 Kharkongor, Saikia, and Deb, 2018, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, 118: 45, briefly summarized the range in India. 

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