Megophrys serchhipii (Mathew and Sen, 2007)

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

Xenophrys serchhipii Mathew and Sen, 2007, Cobra, Chennai, 1 (2): 21. Holotype: ZSI-E 773, by original designation. Type locality: "INDIA: Mizoram, Serchhip district, Serchhip, Agriculture Guest House compound (N. 23° 20′ 31.6″, E. 92° 50?′ [sic] 46.6″, Alt. 880 m above msl", northeastern India.

Megophrys serchhipiiMahony, Sengupta, Kamei, and Biju, 2011, Zootaxa, 3059: 43.

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

English Names

Serchhipii Horned Frog (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 44).

Serchhip's Horned Toad (Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 59).


Known only from the type locality (Serchhip, Mizoram, India).


Most similar to Megophrys zunhebotoensis and Megophrys wuliangshanensis according to the original publication. Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 59-60, provided a brief characterization and photographs. Mahony, Sengupta, Kamei, and Biju, 2011, Zootaxa, 3059: 43, commented on the insufficiencies of the original publication and diagnosis.

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