Bufo luchunnicus (Yang and Rao, 2008)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Bufo > Species: Bufo luchunnicus

Torrentophryne luchunnica Yang and Rao In Yang, 2008, in Yang and Rao (ed.), Amph. Rept. Yunnan: 57. Holotype: KIZ 78I015, by original designation. Type locality: Huang Lian Shan [mountain], Yunnan, China, 1650 m elevation.

Bufo luchunnicusFrost, 2009, Amph. Spec. World, vers. 5.3. Combination made due to the prior synonymy of Torrentophryne with Bufo to avoid paraphyly of the latter genus. 

Bufo (Bufo) luchunnicusDubois and Bour, 2010, Zootaxa, 2447: 24.

English Names

Luchun Stream Toad (Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 273). 

Distribution

Known definitely only from the vicinity of the type locality on Huang Lian Shan, southern Yunnan, China, 1650 m elevation.

Comment

See comment regarding Torrentophryne under Bufo record. Closely related to Bufo cryptotympanicus according to the original publication. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 273, provided an account (as Torrentophryne luchunnica), photographs, and range map for China. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 817–818, provided an account (as Torrentophryne luchunnica), photographs, and spot map. 

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