Megophrys omeimontis Liu, 1950

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

Megophrys omeimontis Liu, 1950, Fieldiana, Zool. Mem., 2: 191. Holoype: FMNH 49406, by original designation. Type locality: "Mount Omei [= Emei], Szechwan [=Sichuan], altitude 3,600 feet", China.

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

Megophrys omeimontis omeimontis —Fei and Ye In Fei, Ye, and Huang, 1983, Acta Herpetol. Sinica, Chengdu, N.S.,, 2 (2): 50.

Panophrys omeimontis — Rao and Yang, 1997, Asiat. Herpetol. Res., 7: 98.

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

Xenophrys omeimontisOhler, 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.

Xenophrys (Xenophrys) omeimontis — Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 706. 

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

English Names

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

Omei Horned Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 112).

Omei Horned Toad (Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 625).

Distribution

Eastern-central Sichuan to southern Chongqing and northern Yunnan, China, 700–1500 m elevation.

Comment

Reviewed by Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 63-65, and Fei, Ye, and Huang, 1983, Acta Herpetol. Sinica, Chengdu, N.S.,, 2 (2): 49-52, both in the sense of including Megophrys jingdongensis. See also Zhao and Adler, 1993, Herpetol. China: 119-120, for distribution of subspecies and nomenclatural note. See accounts by Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 172, and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 112-113. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 144-145, provided a brief account and illustration. In the Megophrys omeimontis group of Fei, Ye, Huang, Jiang, and Xie, 2005, in Fei et al. (eds.), Illust. Key Chinese Amph.: 79. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 625 (in the sense of including Megophrys jingdongensis). Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 395-400 , provided accounts and spot maps. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 202-203, provided a brief account including photographs of specimens and habitat. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 230–231, provided an account, photographs, and a range map. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 706–709, provided an account, photographs, and dot map, as Xenophrys omeimontis.  

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