Megophrys robusta Boulenger, 1908

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

Megalophrys robusta Boulenger, 1908, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1908: 418. Syntypes: ZSIC (4 specimens) and BMNH (1 specimen), by original designation. Type locality: "Darjeeling", West Bengal, India.

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

Panophrys robustaRao and Yang, 1997, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 7: 98-99. Tentative combination.

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

Xenophrys robustaOhler, 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.

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

English Names

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

Robust Spadefoot Toad (Schleich, Anders, and Kästle, 2002, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Amph. Rept. Nepal: 78; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 44).

Robust Pelobatid Toad (Das and Dutta, 1998, Hamadryad, 23: 63).

White-lipped Horned Toad (Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 58).

Distribution

Extreme eastern Nepal, and Darjeeling area of West Bengal as well as in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, and Nagaland, India.

Comment

Brief account provided by Chanda, 2002, Handb. Indian Amph.: 12. Rai and Anders, 2002, in Schleich and Kästle (eds.), Amph. Rept. Nepal: 167-171, provided an extensive account for Nepalese population. Bordoloi and Borah, 2001, Cotton College Res. J., India, 1: 191-193, provided the record for Arunachal Pradesh, India. Sarkar, Biswas, and Ray, 1992, State Fauna Ser., 3: 75, provided a brief account for West Bengal, India. Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 58-59, provided a brief characterization and photographs. See Shah and Tiwari, 2004, Herpetofauna Nepal: 42, for brief account for Nepal.

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