Megophrys oropedion Mahony, Teeling, and Biju, 2013

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

Megophrys oropedion Mahony, Teeling, and Biju, 2013, Zootaxa, 3722: 151. Holotype: ZSI A 11601, by original designation. Type locality: "Um Risa stream (25° 33.644’ N 91° 52.960’ E, 1,520 m asl.), Malki Forest (on Shillong Peak), Shillong, East Khasi Hills district, Meghalaya state, northeast India". 

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

English Names

None noted. 


Known only from Malki Forest (1510 to 1600 m elevation), Shillong and Mawphlang Sacred Forest (1810 m elevation) and likely to be found in other forest fragments in the East and West Khasi Hills districts that cover the upper reaches of the Shillong Plateau above 1400 m elevation, Meghalay, northeastern India. 


Confused with Megophrys parva prior to its naming according to the original publication. 

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