Megophrys gerti (Ohler, 2003)

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

Ophryophryne gerti Ohler, 2003, Alytes, 21: 25. Holotype: BMNH 1921.4.1.324, by original designation. Type locality: "Cam Ly (river), south-east of Da Lat (11° 56′ N, 108° 25′ E), Lang Bian Plateau, sLam Dong Province, Vietnam".

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

English Names

Gert's Mountain Toad (Poyarkov, Duong, Orlov, Gogoleva, Vassilieva, Nguyen, Nguyen, Nguyen, Che, and Mahony, 2017, ZooKeys, 672: 78). 

Distribution

Know definitively from three localities on the Langbian Plateau in southern Vietnam, between 700–2000 m elevation: 1) Cam Ly River and Nui Ba mountain in the environs of Dalat city, Lam Dong Province, Vietnam (1000–1800 m); 2) environs of Bidoup Mountain (2000 m elevation), and Giang Ly Ranger Station (1500 m elevation), Bidoup–Nui Ba National Park, Lam Dong Province, Vietnam; and (3) Chu Yang Sin Mountain environs, Krong Kmar Commune, Krong Bong District, Dak Lak Province, Vietnam (700–2000 m). Other records from Vietnam and Laos require confirmation. 

Comment

The epithet gerti is a noun in apposition, not a genitive, as noted in the original publication. Stuart, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 475, provided a record for Champasak Province, Laos. Bain, Nguyen, and Doan, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 108, provided records from Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Name provinces, Vietnam, and briefly discussed the range. Ohler, 2003, Alytes, 21: 23-42, tentatively regarded the specimens of Ophryophryne microstoma reported by Inger, Orlov, and Darevsky, 1999, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 92: 8, as Ophryophryne gertiPoyarkov, Duong, Orlov, Gogoleva, Vassilieva, Nguyen, Nguyen, Nguyen, Che, and Mahony, 2017, ZooKeys, 672: 49–120, redelimited the species and (pp. 77–81). 

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