Megophrys dringi Inger, Stuebing, and Tan, 1995

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

Megophrys dringi Inger, Stuebing, and Tan, 1995, Raffles Bull. Zool., 43: 116. Holotype: BMNH 1978.20, by original designation. Type locality: "1650 m, Gunong Mulu National Park, Fourth Division, Sarawak", Malaysia (Borneo).

Megophrys (Xenophrys) dringiDubois and Ohler, 1998, Dumerilia, 4: 14;  Chen, Zhou, Poyarkov, Stuart, Brown, Lathrop, Wang, Yuan, Jiang, Hou, Chen, Suwannapoom, Nguyen, Duong, Papenfuss, Murphy, Zhang, and Che, 2016, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 106: 42 and Suppl. Table S5. 

Xenophrys dringiOhler, 2003, Alytes, 21: 23, by implication; Delorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 17.

English Names

Dring's Horned Frog (Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 625).

Distribution

Known only from the type locality (Mount Mulu, Sarawak, Malaysia [Borneo]) at 1800 m elevation.

Comment

Similar to Megophrys aceras and Megophrys baluensis according to the original publication. See identification table by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 68–69, to compare this species with other megophryids in the Sunda Shelf region. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 625. Oberhummer, Barten, Schweizer, Das, Haas, and Hertwig, 2014, Zootaxa, 3835: 59–79, reported on larval morphology. Mahony, Foley, Biju, and Teeling, 2017, Mol. Biol. Evol., 34: 756, could not assign this species to subgenus. 

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