Megophrys tuberogranulata Shen, Mo and Li, 2010

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

Megophrys tuberogranulatus Shen, Mo and Li In Mo, Shen, Li, and Wu, 2010, Curr. Zool., Chengdu, 56: 433. Holotype: HNUL03080902, by original designation. Type locality: "Tianzishan Nature Reserve, Sangzhi County, Hunan Province (29°20′-29°50′N, 110°20′-110°30′E), elevation 1130 m". Gender disagreement of genus and species name. 

Xenophrys tuberogranulatusFrost, 2011, Amph. Spec. World, vers. 5.5Chen, 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 tuberogrannulus  Shen, 2014, Fauna Hunan, Amph.: 171. Incorrect subsequent spelling. 

Boulenophrys tuberogranulatus — Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 663. Gender disagreement. 

Megophrys (Panophrys) tuberogranulatus — Mahony, Foley, Biju, and Teeling, 2017, Mol. Biol. Evol., 34: 755. 

English Names

Tianzishan Horned Toad (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 241). 


Known only from elevations above 1000 m in the Wuling Mountain are,  Sangzhi County, northwestern Hunan Province, China, 1076 to 1130 m elevation.


Most closely related to Megophrys kuatunensis and Megophrys minor according to the original publication. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 241, provided an account (as Megophrys tuberogranulatus), photographs, and a range map. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 663–665, provided an account, photographs, and dot map. as Boulenophrys tuberogranulatus. Shen, 2014, Fauna Hunan, Amph.: 171–174, provided a detailed account for Hunan, China. 

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