Leptolalax minimus (Taylor, 1962)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Megophryidae > Genus: Leptolalax > Species: Leptolalax minimus

Leptobrachium minimum Taylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 320. Holotype: EHT-HMS 34020, by original designation; now FMNH 178228 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 57. Type locality: "Doi Suthep, circa 1000 m elevation[,] Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai province, Thailand".

Leptolalax (Lalos) minimus — Dubois, Grosjean, Ohler, Adler, and Zhao, 2010, Zootaxa, 2493: 67; Ohler, Wollenberg, Grosjean, Hendrix, Vences, Ziegler, and Dubois, 2011, Zootaxa, 3147: 31

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Northern Thailand (Chang Mai Province) and northern Laos (Khammouan, Luang Prabang, and Savannahkhet provinces)(see comment); also reported for Dien Bien, Son La,Hoa Binh, and Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam. 

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Leptolalax oshanensis by Ohler, Wollenberg, Grosjean, Hendrix, Vences, Ziegler, and Dubois, 2011, Zootaxa, 3147: 31, where it had been placed by Dubois, 1981, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 50: 187-188. Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 79, provided a brief characterization of Leptobrachium minimum, but provided a photograph of Kalophrynus interlineatus as representing this species, according to Ohler, 2003, Alytes, 21: 101. Stuart, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 474, provided Laos records. Ohler, Wollenberg, Grosjean, Hendrix, Vences, Ziegler, and Dubois, 2011, Zootaxa, 3147: 1-83, characterized the species comparatively and revealed genetic variation among the samples indicating that two species were covered by this nominal species name, form 1 is the nominate form known only from Thailand and Laos, and form 2 is found in northern Thailand. Pham, Nguyen, Hoang, and Ziegler, 2016, Herpetol. Notes, 9: 32, provided a photograph and a record for Thuong Xuan District, Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam. 

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