Megophrys kuatunensis Pope, 1929

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

Megalophrys kuatunensis Pope, 1929, Am. Mus. Novit., 352: 1. Holotype: AMNH 30126, by original designation. Type locality: "Kuatun Village, Ch'ungan Hsien, northwestern Fukien [= Fujian] Province, China; altitude 5500-6000 feet", China.

Megophrys kuatunensisGee and Boring, 1929, Peking Nat. Hist. Bull., 4: 20. Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 65.

Megophrys (Megophrys) kuatunensisDubois, 1980, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 49: 472.

Panophrys kuatunensisRao and Yang, 1997, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 7: 98.

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

Xenophrys kuatunensisSukumaran, 2003 "2002", Hamadryad, 27: 4; Ohler, 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.

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

Boulenophrys kuatunensis — Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 658.

English Names

Kuatun Spadefoot Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 86).

Kuatun Horned Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 116).


Known from three widely separated area: 1) southern Hunan, Guangdong, and eastern Guangxi, China; 2) southern Anhui, eastern Jiangxi, southern Zhejiang, and northern Fujian. China; 3) northern Vietnam (Sa Pa, Lao Cai Province) (see comment).


Closely allied to Megophrys boettgeri and Megophrys minor, according to Pope, 1931, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 61: 444. Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 116-177, provided a brief account, figure, and map. Huang, 1990, Fauna Zhejiang, Amph. Rept.: 37-38, provided an account for Zhejiang. Zhang and Wen, 2000, Amph. Guangxi: 38, provided an account for Guangxi. Orlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 83, provided the Vietnam component of range. Nguyen, Ho, and Nguyen, 2005, Checklist Amph. Rept. Vietnam: 14), provided the specific record for Lao Cai Province, Vietnam. In the Megophrys boettgeri group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 82. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 425-429, provided an account for China and spot map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 196, provided a brief account including photographs. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 224, provided an account, photographs, and a range map for China. This nominal species likely contains multiple lineages (DRF). Xiong, Matsui, Nishikawa, and Jiang, 2015, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 34: 51–59, reported on the advertisement call. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 658–660, provided an account for China, photographs, and dot map, as Boulenophrys kuatunensis.  

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