Megophrys wuliangshanensis Ye and Fei, 1995

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

Megophrys wuliangshanensis Ye and Fei, 1995, Acta Herpetol. Sinica, 4–5: 73-74. Holotype: CIB 890126, by original designation. Type locality: "Ximinxiang (24° 45′ N, 100° 75′ E), Wuliang-shan, Jingdong [county], Yunnan; altitude 2000 m", China.

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

Xenophrys wuliangshanensisOhler, 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.

Boulenophrys wuliangshanensis — Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 668.

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

English Names

Wuliangshan Horned Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 122; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 45).

Wuliangshan's Horned Toad (Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 60).


Known from Mount Wuliang, Jingdong and Shuangbai counties, Yunnan, China, 2000 to 2400 m elevation; Nagaland, Assam, and Manipur in northeastern India; presumably in intervening Myanmar.


Previously considered to be part of Megophrys minor (e. g, Liu, Hu, and Yang, 1960, Acta Zool. Sinica, 12: 149). Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 122-123, provided a brief account, figure, and map. In the Megophrys boettgeri group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 82. Ao, Bordoloi, and Ohler, 2003, Zoos' Print J., 18: 1117-1125, and Mathew and Sen, 2007, Cobra, Chennai, 1 (2): 22, provided records from Nagaland, northeastern India. Ningombam and Bordoloi, 2007, Zoos' Print J., 22: 2688-2690, provided a record for Manipur, northeastern India. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 447-451, provided an account, illustration of the holotype, and spot map. Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 60, provided a brief characterization and photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 214, provided a brief account including photographs. Sengupta, Hussain, Gogoi, Choudhury, Kalita, and Baruah, 2010, Hamadryad, 35: 30, provided a record for Assam, northeastern India. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 243, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for China. The widely separated populations, one in Yunnan, China, and the other in northeastern India suggests that further systematic studies are warranted (DRF). Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 668–670, provided an account, photographs, and dot map. as Boulenophrys wuliangshanensis.   

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