Megophrys rubrimera Tapley, Cutajar, Mahony, Chung, Dau, Nguyen, Luong, and Rowley, 2017

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

Megophrys (Panophrys) rubrimera Tapley, Cutajar, Mahony, Chung, Dau, Nguyen, Luong, and Rowley, 2017, Zootaxa, 4344: 473. Holotype: VNMN 2017.002, by original designation. Type locality: "beside a 1 m wide rocky stream (stream bed 5–6 m wide) in heavily disturbed evergreen forest, Sa Pa District, Lao Cai Province, Vietnam (22.38205°N, 103.78745ºE, 1708 m asl; . . . )". http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:5EC5D19A-22BF-4B0F-B2BF-0AFB4EA70D2D

English Names

Red-thighed Horned Frog (original publication). 

Distribution

Known from between 1400 and 1722 m elevation at two localities, 2 km apart in Sa Pa District, Lao Cai Province, Vietnam, and 50 km north-west of there at Maandi, Jinping County, Ailao Mountain Range, Yunnan Province, China.  

Comment

Previously confused with Megophrys kuatunensis according to the original publication. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 14, and  Orlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 83, noted this species as Megophrys kuatunensis

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