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, Nguyen, 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; . . . )".

English Names

Red-thighed Horned Frog (original publication). 


Known from between 1400 and 2153 m elevation at two localities, 2 km apart in Sa Pa District, and another in Bat Xat District, all in Lao Cai Province, Vietnam, and 50 km north-west of there at Maandi, Jinping County, Ailao Mountain Range, Yunnan Province, China.  


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. Tapley, Cutajar, Nguyen, Nguyen, Harding, Portway, Luong, and Rowley, 2018, Herpetol. Notes, 11: 865–868, provided a record from the Hoang Lien Range (Mount Ky Quan San), Bat Xat Nature Reserve, Bat Xat District, Lao Cai Province, Vietnam. 

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